Posted by Cathy - 17:26 on 16 July 2011
Great to see so many people out at the open day today despite the threatened bad weather. Thankfully we got a good morning of work in until the rain hit and thanks to everyone who took the visitors on tours and missed their tea break as a result! We have a wonderful collection of artwork from participants and visitors to the site depicting the site in the past and present and detailing some of the finds from the past few days. Many thanks to Lizzie who got everyones imaginative juices going!
We had a good effort on cleaning up Trench 2 today from the YAC team who trowelled the length of the trench back and did an excellent job of sifting the spoil. Later in the afternoon a team of folk started to uncover a small spread of stones, possibly indicative of an archaeological feature. Another very large stone popped up at the western end of the trench as well which has given us some much needed hope that there is something archaeological remaining in this area that may be undisturbed by ploughing. More depth on the two sondages will help us define these spreads further and assist with interpretation.
In Trench 1 we have extended Area B, the spread of stones in possible ditch that we have uncovered and been cleaning back over the past few days. The spread of stones continues to the south at the base of the mound so once we get these cleaned and planned we will be able to investigate further and have more of an idea if they are integral to the monument or a floating deposit.
Tarps are back on tonight to try and preserve the trench surface from becoming a boggy mire, forecast for tonight and tomorrow looks dire but lets hope it misses Foulis!
But, what a great day :)