We’re back on site after the team’s well-earned day-off and the weather gods have been shining on us today. We’ve finished cleaning Trench 1 and the features are beginning to show up nicely.
Over in Trench 2 we’re still finding flint aplenty but now we’re also getting a healthy sprinkling of Middle Neolithic Peterborough Ware. This is a style of pottery that was in use in the centuries just before and during the earliest phases of construction of Avebury henge and stone circles. The first piece of the day was a lovely sherd with whipped cord decoration found by Shannon and Georgia.
And just an hour or so later more was spotted – this time including one sherd with a fingernail impression – a common form of decoration during this period.