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Here we are and it’s DAY ONE of Leiston Abbey Season 3. Today is all about getting ready to dig. We’ll be marking out trenches, doing geophysics, cutting back the nettles, setting up the finds hut and… maybe even sticking in a trowel or two!
From so-called ‘sparkly-ware’ to the early-modern equivalent of ‘ironic’ hipster crockery, here’s 12 types of pot we’ve found at Leiston Abbey so far. Leiston Abbey is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful upstanding medieval ruins….
This cute oval-shaped spectacle buckle came out of trench 20. Check out the grooved edges!
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The Venturers have stuck out the bad weather on the final day. Finally, time to retreat indoors to the finds lab. It’s cozy in here!
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Jane is the Yin to Lizzie’s Yang in Trench 21 #LA15 #trenchsymmetry pic.twitter.com/j1ykU4jamD— DigVentures (@TheDigVenturers) July 26, 2015
Jane is the Yin to Lizzie’s Yang in Trench 21 #LA15 #trenchsymmetry pic.twitter.com/j1ykU4jamD
— DigVentures (@TheDigVenturers) July 26, 2015
Hot off the press! A 3D animation bringing Leiston to life, based on the results of the last three years of survey and excavation work. Enjoy!
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It’s the last day of the dig and it really is a race against time to bring the last 12 days’ work to a close before the end of the day, but SOMEONE’s decided…
Day 12 started with a scene of mild devastation; storm-battered tents and flooded trenches. But did that our dampen spirits? No! We bounced back in STYLE! You often hear people say “nice weather for…
Pretttttyyyy! Another piece of worked flint – there’s a bulb of percussion, and worked edges. Sadly, this came out of some medieval rubble, so it’s no use to us at all – but it’s still a nice find!
Is this a beautiful honey-coloured flint actually a Neolithic thumbscaper?
What a colourful bunch! Getting ready to record trench 21 on the last day of the dig.
It’s the last day of the dig, but first we’ve got to get those pesky ducks out of the trenches!
Before we can start the final clean and recording sesh, we’ve got to get those pesky ducks out of trench 16! #LA15 pic.twitter.com/fVSUbHBNR4— DigVentures (@TheDigVenturers) July 26, 2015
Before we can start the final clean and recording sesh, we’ve got to get those pesky ducks out of trench 16! #LA15 pic.twitter.com/fVSUbHBNR4
and just when you thought you've seen plenty of sunrises here is 1 from today…#LA15 #Photography @TheDigVenturers pic.twitter.com/AUuhVecR8y— Rita Baker (@flaxworxNZ) July 26, 2015
and just when you thought you've seen plenty of sunrises here is 1 from today…#LA15 #Photography @TheDigVenturers pic.twitter.com/AUuhVecR8y
— Rita Baker (@flaxworxNZ) July 26, 2015
It’s all over folks! But what were the highlights? Lowlights? Bunfights? It’s time to get reflective as settle back for a well earned brew…
Did we find that elusive gatehouse? What about the monastic precinct boundary ditch? Here’s a brief summary prior to backfill…
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