Nassington Dig, Day 2, 14 August 2016

The real work began, clearing back the remnants of the topsoil and subsoil over the excavation area. With enough diggers on site, we divided the area into two with a string line from east to west, and got them started on either side, cleaning backward towards the edges of the excavation. Over the day, much of the south, and a small part of the north wall of the building came into view, confirming the interpretation of the geophysical survey from 2015. Even from these early photos, the difference between the cleaner materials near the surface in the northern half, and the black ashy material in and around the southern side was apparent. Plenty of pot and bone started coming up almost immediately, and the race was on for the pot-washers to keep up with the flow.

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