The crews in Cutting B(eatles for Sale ) and Cutting A(bbey Road) were eager to return to the dig this morning, with features already starting to emerge yesterday. Craig, Laura and Matt did a fine job defining the limits of the vitrifed brick pit which was planned, photographed and partially excavated. Peter and Shauna caused a sensation in the morning with the discovery of our first sherd of French medieval pottery. The foundations of a wall, which was indicated in the geophysical survey, are being carefully uncovered in Cutting A(bbey Road) by Penny and Billy. Alan, Sadhbh and Tom are patiently uncovering a tumble of large stones from a demolished building of uncertain date. At lunch time we ‘googled’ it up with a volleyball tournament – definitely room for improvement. We had many distinguished visitors including Anne Mc Cullen and her daughter Ruth with her children Anelia and Oliver from the States. Ciaran Mc Donnell called in and Conor Brady, who has kindly let us borrow his sieves, visited with student volunteers Alan and Shauna, two of his DKIT students.
Volleyball at lunch. Eat your heart out Google (photo: Laura Jaervelae).
Hard work in Cutting B(eatles for Sale).
To the right (north) is the stone and brick filled pit. To the left is the northern edge of the laneway.
Tom and Alan working on the tumble of large stones in Cutting A(bbey Road).
Ruth and Anne McCullen practising their excavation technique.
Lunch break on Day 2.
Lennon shows visitor Ciaran McDonnell the small sherd of Saintonge Ware.
The small sherd of Saintonge Ware.