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Let’s just start by saying it wouldn’t be a dirty weekend without a bit of mud…

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Or some unconventional positions…

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Or someone showing off the size of their tool (sorrynotsorry)

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Puns aside… the Dirty Weekenders made PLENTY of discoveries…

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Starting over in the iron age roundhouse…

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… there was this big bone

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A clothing toggle

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Great big chunks of salt storage pots (a.k.a VCP)

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Plus this beautiful mesolithic stone blade

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Meanwhile in the trenches by the chapel…

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There’s ceramics, bone and even shell…

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A nice bit of pig jaw

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Plus the rim of a hammerhead mortarium (used for grinding herbs)

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In fact, from Samian Ware to Black Burnished Ware, the Dirty Weekenders turned up all sorts of ceramics

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We can’t pretend it wasn’t hard work

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But that just made teabreak in the sun all the more rewarding

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There were plenty of jokes (quick, the site director’s coming… act natural!)

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And if anyone taught us anything, it was to remember that “where there’s charcoal, there’s hope”

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Dare we say it… from mesolithic mud to Roman ruins… this Dirty Weekend was bucketloads of fun!

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