The second Saturday at Church Field

On site: Phil Thomas, Chris Hobbs, Greg Ford, Ernest Ford, Nigel Harper-Scott, Tony Driscoll, William Peters, Anthony D’Andrade, Paul Palmer

Weather; kind to us and hopefully will last through tomorrow

Approaching the end of our time on the site, our tasks today were to reach the bottom of the ditch and reveal its shape, further investigate the pits or ditch against the north end of the trench that produced animal bone and pottery yesterday and resolve the faint linear feature between the ditch and the south end of the trench.

These aims were largely achieved by the end of the day and some interesting small finds recovered which should help to date the features.

Apart from more pottery (nice rim pieces) and animal bone, William found an iron buckle near the bottom of the pits and a further iron piece close by which could be a belt fitting. Greg produced a handsome clay pipe bowl with stem at the bottom of the ditch.

The faint linear appears to be just an undulation in the bottom level of the trench.


About Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews

I'm the Archaeology Officer for North Hertfordshire District Council Museum Service. I was born and brought up in Letchworth Garden City, so I have a life-long connection with the area.

Posted on 12 September 2010, in Fieldwork, Norton Church Field Dig 2010. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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