The 2016 excavations at Durrington Walls uncovered a series of knapping scatters which provided the opportunity to attempt to refit the excavated flakes. This was done to determine if the scatters were in situ and to understand the reduction strategies (production methods) employed by people in the late Neolithic.
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Students recording excavated sections of the ring ditch terminals (Image: Author)
Yesterday we finished our final day of digging at Knowlton and it is safe to say we have had a serious case of last day syndrome.
Continue reading “Knowlton Dig 2016: Day 19”
Excavating part of a ring ditch in our newly opened trench (Image: Author)
Over the past two days we have extended our existing trench over an unusual
C-shaped feature and opened up a new trench over part of a ring ditch. Continue reading “Knowlton Dig 2016: Days 15 & 16”
The western terminal of the northern ditch with its puzzling chalk boss at the base (Image: Author)
The past couple of days have been a tale of two terminals from the northern ditch of the long barrow.
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View of the trench from the spoil heap. The two flanking ditches of the long mound are clearly visible (Image: Author)
Today the main focus on the site has been on part of a C-shaped, curvilinear feature, measuring 10m in length, which showed up on a geophysical survey of the site.
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Starting to excavate a slot across the centre of the northern ditch (Image: Author)
Today we began to fully excavate half sectioned features and excavate a slot through the northern flanking ditch of the long mound.
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View from the eastern end of the trench looking across the site (Image: Author)
As we draw nearer to the end of our first week it is clear we have made some significant progress on site.
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