The team worked hard all day in the hot sun in search of the medieval levels of Beaubec farm. The Pearson avenue was expertly trowelled by Treasa Kerrigan who generously volunteered her time today. Thank you, Treasa! She uncovered a long section of the medieval farm building wall which had actually been reused to form the road surface to the eighteenth century avenue. Craig and Alex have been expertly managing the spoil heap and Craig even uncovered a stone wall in the process. A number of worked flint tools were found by Molly and Tom which reminds us of the prehistoric communities at Bey More who built the pit circle. Mary, John and Adam have been patiently working their way down through the centuries and have now come down on the medieval walls in their square. Matt and John began planning newly uncovered structures and drawing sections. Anthony Murphy came to record it all in the afternoon with his magical drone.
Link to Anthony Murphy’s video of Beaubec on the first day of excavation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSQBdNurQfQ
Most of the diggers present on Day 2. Thank you everyone.
Billy Sines, who has been a part of archaeological team since Newgrange Farm in 2018, visited the site today. He now finds himself in the ranks of professional archaeology.
Digging and recording on Day 3 (Photo: Mick Mongey).
Donal (left) negotiates the spoil heap that is immaculately maintained by Craig.
John, archaeologist and artist in residence, records the eastern section face of Cutting A
Co-director Matthew Stout recording the post-medieval layers at Beaubec.
Treasa and Craig towelling at the start of the day (Photo: Mick Mongey).
Treasa Cody’s trowelled masterpiece in Cutting V6.
Before and after, spot the difference: At the start (top) and end (bottom) of day 3. Note the immaculately trowelled Pearson avenue in V6 and the sods removed in cutting V12 due to the hard work of Donal and Leo (Drone photo: Anthony Murphy).
Nature watch: Crinoid fossils discovered by Bea McCullen (Photo: Grace McCullen).