There should have been a half day of digging this morning but unfortunately there was very heavy rain overnight and the site was saturated. It was necessary to allow the surface water to soak away and for the ground to dry out before anyone could go on to the excavation area but there was not sufficient time this morning. Accordingly we had to cancel the dig today and defer our volunteers until Monday. This was a shame as they were keen to start, following the withdrawal of the heavy machinery.
However, the sun did come out and we were able to carry on with the first site tour of the season this afternoon at 2pm. There was a good turn-out and we made great use of the viewing platform. Gabor Thomas gave an excellent introduction to the site and summary of what we have found so far, as well as giving initial conclusions about some of the questions for which we have been seeking answers. If you have been following this blog, you will already have an idea of what was covered, but it is always good to hear what Gabor has to say in his own words.
The dig will be continuing on Monday at 9am. If you wish to participate as a volunteer and have not yet attended the health and safety briefing, there will be another at 10am on Monday. You must attend a briefing before you can work on site. If you want to participate and haven’t already provided your contact details, please send them to Liz Coleman, our project administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.