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still digging even in the cold!

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this was apparently the edge of our village settlement, there is riverbed gravel in the lower layers and saxon artifacts....they are having to chip away with a pickaxe today the ground is like iron...
24th Jan 2007, 16:39   | tags:,,,


Euphro says:


24th Jan 2007, 16:40

paintist says:

it will be interesting when they put all the artifacts in the village hall, but today it was really too cold to stand and chat...

24th Jan 2007, 16:42

540air says:

Looks bloomin' chilly!!

24th Jan 2007, 16:45

Dhamaka says:


did you give them a nice cuppa or just take their photos?


24th Jan 2007, 17:41

Geodyne says:

How fascinating to have history unearthed so close to home!

Dedicated lot, not letting the weather to stop them...

24th Jan 2007, 19:08

I'm no expert but surely looking for artefacts with a pick axe is doomed to failure?

24th Jan 2007, 19:27

MaggieD says:

Nicely framed shot .... I'm sure that man in the middle is just off for his tea break .... can't think of another reason for striding off so purposefully ....

24th Jan 2007, 19:45

*waves* were you taking these pictures surreptitiously? ;-)

24th Jan 2007, 20:59

paintist says:

Hehe...yes I was poking the camera through the hedge....
Maggie...he was striding off to let the portaloo man in through the barrier....every comfort is catered for.. lol...

24th Jan 2007, 22:41

shame its not the real time team, BaggieBoy would love that!

24th Jan 2007, 23:16

Caine says:

Nice pic. Digging frozen ground? Boy, is that ever a hard and thankless task.

24th Jan 2007, 23:16

hildegard says:

Brr... yep, reckon you've captured the less glamorous side of UK archaeology. ;)

25th Jan 2007, 01:05

swamprose says:

I like the 'through the hedge' shot, and the idea of you sneaking around taking photos.

and here I was, thinking they did things with brushes and tiny dental tools. maybe they will find a viking horde.

25th Jan 2007, 10:06

paintist says:

I guess they have found all they can....a digger has filled in all the trenches it is going to be a graveyard.

25th Jan 2007, 22:37

swamprose says:

what? no viking pirate horde? that's what you get when you don't use dental tools and brushes.

25th Jan 2007, 23:30

Viv says:

found all they can or time and money wins?

30th Jan 2007, 13:09

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