This past weekend we returned to Poulton for another incredible Dirty Weekend.

We started off in the Pub for a very important meeting…

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The next morning, the site was as muddy as we remembered…

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But the archaeology more than made up for the weather…

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This year there were three Venturers named Chris:

This Chris thinks he might like to be an archaeologist…

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This Chris was very excited to find some Iron Age salt container…

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And this Chris found some slag that was the first evidence of metal working in Roundhouse 2.

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The DigCamp kids helped to excavate some roundhouse drip gullies.

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At tea break, Kevin brought out one of his star finds – a worked antler toggle.

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We saw this Roman pot inscribed with a name (Luculla or Lucullus) in the on-site museum.

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And this one with the name of factory that produced it.

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Rosie found the matching half of a column excavated two years ago.

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She also had a great time excavating bones with her mom.

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Pamela and Uly loved their first excavation experience.

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And Fergus kept watch over us all.

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The weekend started in clouds and mud but it ended with sunshine and a bunch of happy Venturers!

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Anna van Nostrand

Anna van Nostrand

One of DigVentures’ intrepid Community Archaeologists, Anna is all about spreading the good word of Archaeology. A big kid herself, her main focus is the getting young venturers involved.

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