Burgess Park Training Dig – Day 2July 14, 2010 Archaeology, Blogs, Burgess Park Community Dig, Learning
Today’s blog entry was compiled by Jill and Marianne, two of our trainee archaeologists:
“Trench 2 has been cleared to a fairly level surface making it easier to identify the different areas of soil and debris. Following on from a talk on planning, we divided the trench into sections and split into groups to have a stab at plotting by grid these different areas.
In Trench 1 we have had a first taste of using a mattock, or pick axe, to break up large lumps of debris (mainly bricks)…
…We found several metal curves which we guessed could have been drawer handles and parts of a chimney pot.
Also today, Roy Stephenson, Head of the Department of Archaeological Collections and Archive at the Museum of London, came to speak to us about pottery and ways of dating finds.
He was able to identify, from our finds, pottery from Roman and Tudor times and Midlands Purpleware, Tudor Greenware and a small piece of black basalt ware made by Wedgewood.