The field schoolers did a great job for six weeks of excavations on the kiln site but there is still work to be done. Former Vindolanda writer-in-residence Sue has taken over some of the work on the kiln site. In the last two days she has found a huge amount of ash just below where we stopped at the end of the field school. As we were exposing the ash this afternoon we started to find a lot of organic material and in it we found two pieces of a wooden artifact. It’s hard to say what these pieces of wood are parts of, but it may be a stool. Does anyone else have another idea? Perhaps a pottery wheel to go with the kiln?
I’d love to hear you suggestions?
All the best from rainy Northumberland,