Knowlton Dig 2016: Days 1 & 2

Students trowelling back the chalk surface at the Knowle Hill Farm site, Knowlton (Image: Author)

So it begins!  Excavations have now begun at Knowle Hill Farm, Knowlton with a trench measuring 32 x 25m opened over the site by mechanical excavator.  A number of cut features were already immediately visible through the chalk including the flanking ditches of the long mound, some post holes and pits.   Continue reading “Knowlton Dig 2016: Days 1 & 2”

An Archaeology Tool Roll: Equipment to take on site

The authors baseline excavation toolkit.  See below for a numbered image and contents list (Image: Jake Rowland)

This post aims to provide a helpful guide as to what tools I have found useful to take on site over the years and describes the basic toolkit I take on an excavation. Continue reading “An Archaeology Tool Roll: Equipment to take on site”