Knowlton Dig 2016: Day 10

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.

The excavation of two slots through the feature have shown it to have a character, similar to the ditches of the long mound, formed by a series of pits dug next to one another.

Slots excavated through part of the C-Shaped feature. The series of pits which form the feature are clearly visible (Image: Author)

It is unclear as to what this C-shaped feature was however at the base of one of the large pits which form the ditch the natural chalk has been very heavily compressed, possibly as a result of the pit having contained a very heavy object.

This is just speculation at this stage but the site directors plan to extend the trench and put sections through the ditch terminals to better understand the character of the whole feature.

The 3 week long excavation (30th July – 19th August) is run by the University of Southampton in collaboration with archaeologists from the University of Leicester and archaeologist Martin Green.  More detail about the background to the site and its excavation can be found here.

You can keep up to date with all of the latest discoveries from the site here on Facets, by following @Jake_Rowland1 on twitter or from the twitter hashtag #Knowlton16.

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