Saturday 27 July: written after the event
On site: Tony Driscoll, Deborah Curtis, Frances Bourne, Ivor Davies, Jean Andrews, Julie Martin, Keeley Hale, Martin Jupp, Mervyn Evans, Nigel Harper-Scott, Paul Browne, Phil Thomas, Chris Hobbs
Weather: hot and sunny
I wasn’t here, so I did no blogging about the site. Progress was made on the outer ditch, to the point where a level was reached on the south-eastern side where no more Roman mateiral was turning up and the edge of the cut is visible. To the north-west, there is still a little Roman material. On the eastern branch of the section through the centre of the henge, Frances has almost completed her sketch plan, with a number of previously unrecorded contexts showing up. On the southern branch, topsoil (199) was almost completely removed and it has become obvious that there are a couple of plough ruts running up and down the slope (north-west to south-east) that contain topsoil. A start was made on trowelling across the area with the mixed deposit of human and animal bone; another fragment of human tibia was found together with a human premolar, but the remainder was animal. This is a curious (but very Neolithic looking) deposit.