The Big Dig

 

Big Dig

Throughout the week we were ably assisted by members of the public in digging a small trench in Ashton Meadows. As we went down though layers of material left behind on the site over its recent history we discovered a number of items giving us clues about the area and its uses. On saturday we were joined by archaeologists Julie Dunne and Nick Corcos who helped us to identify some of our finds. 

Finds

We discovered bricks, glass, nails, animal bones, building waste, rubbish, a whole wellington boot, roof slate and plenty of worms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We continued to dig, with help from passers by and other interested parties, throughout the rest of the week. On Wednesday we were delighted to discover the remains of a clay pipe. Members of the Bristol and Region Archaeological Service were kind enough to come down and help us to document some of the finds and talk us through them further.Our Clay Pipe

 

 

All the finds are now on display in the exhibition until the end of June 2014.

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