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Week 22; Aug 27 - Aug 31, the final week!
Topic Started: Aug 28 2012, 12:46 PM (1,492 Views)
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After yesterdays terrible weather I guess there may have been some bailing out to be done? Sunny we await your report or e mail me & I'll post if you have photos. Can't believe the season is nearly over.
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Hi folks, some great photos from mooseandhobbes

"We had a lovely start to today and beautiful sunshine up until about 2pm, when the heavens opened with a vengeance and Andy sent us all for an early bath. Ironically, the sun came out again a bit later, but by then the damage was done as some of the trenches were already a bit of a mud-bath and the rain just made them untenable. We're hoping to make up some of the time tomorrow and I have high hopes for a great day"

photo 1
"This was my home for Monday and Tuesday"
photo 2
"Trench Buddy 1"
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"Trench Buddy 2 (guess those knees)"
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"Our home once we'd been at work for a little while. There were only a few finds out of here, mainly animal bone (including a stag's jaw) and a few bits of pot, but we were really looking for the bottom of the ditch."
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"I'm afraid that Badger's tree stump has gone, where it once was is now under a load of spoil."
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"I was working in about the middle of here in May. This orangey layer is definitely not the natural."
photo's 7 & 8
Sarcanon's Wall, I understand that Sarc's wall may have carried an earlier viaduct than the one that you can see in the picture, but I don't know how certain this is.
photo 9
"there are lots of areas with good anaerobic conditions, yilding such beauties as this..."
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Well the end of the digging season but lots of thinking for Andy and team on a complex area. I have reposted Sunnys photos as she sent them throught to me in a reduced size.
Edited by snowglobe, Sep 19 2012, 12:45 PM.
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