Sunday, July 29, 2012

Digging the Dirt 2012 - Photos
Photos from our excavation at Priory Country Park, 28th & 29th July 2012.

This is the second year SAW has excavated this area, close to the site of a Roman building, as part of the Festival of British Archaeology. Members of the public were able to watch the diggers at work, find out about the reasons for the site selection and see the variety of finds.

Women mattock while men stand.

Revealing a dark deposit.

In addition to finding out about this particular site,visitors could choose to join a guided historical walk around Priory Country Park, led by the archaeologists.

Explaining the site to visitors.

What is it...?
Clearing the site.

Cutting sections through the dark layer.

Oh no! "Roman" plastic! 

Sections cut throughout the dark layer - well done!

Instant site-birthday-cake.

We found some Roman tile and pot.

Washing finds.

The finds-rich dark layer.

Recording the site features. 

Staring to check the levels.

Well done everyone who helped to make this event possible and thanks to all the diggers for their hard work.


  1. I loved trowelling! Thanks - Orla

  2. Thanks for a great weekend - hope we can do it again next year.

  3. Thanks for your comments guys. You all worked verity hard and Jeremy was very impressed with your skills - very professional! Yes we really want to go back next year and see what else we can find out!