Today a great, efficient team finished cleaning back Trench 3 and the two pits in Trench 9 were half-sectioned by Jake and Marian.
Both of these pits are shallow and truncated. Jake’s pit, the smaller of the two, has had some lovely finds, including three scrapers (the two best of which are pictured below), a burnt fragment of bone and, unsurprisingly, some flint flakes.
The section drawings of the pits were also completed today, ready for full excavation tomorrow. There has not yet been any pottery from either pit, therefore it is difficult to date them any more precisely than either Neolithic or Early Bronze Age at the moment, but we don’t yet know what the other halves may hold…
Marian’s pit was larger but did not contain any tools. Instead there was burnt animal bone, burnt flint and burnt sarsen. There was also burnt turf, which shows up nicely in the section as an orange strip.
Tomorrow we will be finishing off the features and getting everything drawn ready for backfilling on Friday… (is it that time already!?)