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Join Dr David Walsh and Dr Luke Lavan as we lead a team of students from the University of Kent in uncovering Blean’s ancient past, with an excavation in Blean Church Field from 14/09/2020 to 26/09/2020.
Follow our blog, which will be updated daily, until the end of the dig.
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Although we lost a day to rain, our diggers persevered, uncovering some interesting features and finds. We also hosted two open days, and despite the spitting rain and blustery wind, so many of you attended! Before we get into that. here’s a final word from David on our findings. “After proceedings were halted by rainContinue reading “The Final Days – Hellos and Goodbyes”
Well! A lot has happened over the past two days, so lets get to it shall we? “Things just keep getting more complex! In T1, what originally started as a test-pit now has at least two intercutting features in it, as does the test-pit in T2. The ring-ditch in T2 also now appears to beContinue reading “Day Eight & Nine – Ditches and Lasers and Diggers, oh my”
It’s week two! Hard to believe that our hardy team has been slogging it for 6 solid days, but day 7 was met with no less enthusiasm! With a few pod member replacements, the dig is still making great progress. Pottery is coming out of features, which will help us to date the layers andContinue reading “Day Seven – Did someone say plough?”
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