Flag Fen Lives – Day 11

It sometimes feels like there’s a natural rhythm to fieldwork…

with spirited digging days (when all that can be heard is the scrape of WHS trowels) followed quick sharp by the intense concentration of planning, recording and lifting waterlogged wood.

Today’s film has the feel of one of those days. Starting with one of our early morning team huddles in which we discuss and decide the day’s strategy, followed immediately after by team introductions to the day’s new diggers, and a presentation of the previous day’s finds. Mike takes us on trip through the science of meticulous wood recording, Test Pit 1 gets ever deeper, and Fergus gets confused with the site animal bone specialist. An easy mistake to make…

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