The Trench is ready! And the sun was shining all day long!!
We had an amazing day on site today. The trench is completely ready for us to get stuck in on Monday morning, first thing! We cleaned up the edges this morning, our first work with the spade and shovel and trowels. This was a learning experience in technique (and in straight-ish lines!).
We spent the afternoon learning how to process finds with Kate, one of the site supervisors with a special interest in Roman pottery. She taught the students the site recording system with weighing, quantifying and categorizing sherd types. We actually processed two trays of pottery from a context in the main trench with Terra Sigillata, Mortaria, amphora, Black Burnished ware and other course wares and fine wares from different levels of the excavation.