Burgess Park Training Dig – Day 3July 21, 2010 Archaeology, Blogs, Burgess Park Community Dig
The morning of Day 3 was spent in trench 2 completing the context recording sheets, using the deposit that we had identified. We learnt to provide factual information about the context, but also to discuss our own interpretation of the deposit. We also completed a masonry recording sheet, in which we described the coal cellar in Trench 1.
After lunch one of our supervisors, Jamie, gave us a talk on environmental archaeology, where we had the opportunity to look at some bones and seeds found through sampling on various archaeological sites.
We then were taught the importance of levelling, and were given a demonstration of the equipment used (dumpy level and levelling staff). We split into smaller groups and were shown how to use the equipment under instruction from Tom, another of our supervisors.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side during the afternoon, but this did not diminish our enthusiasm.
By Keara and Sam