Category Archives: Fishbourne 2002

Going home…again

Stayed to dig today. Up at 7, as usual, not feeling too bad. Mind you, with only about 4 hours sleep, I was probably still drunk. People gradually emerged, some a little worse than others. Spent the morning digging out … Continue reading

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End of dig barbi

The day started gloriously but with a few heavy clouds in the distance. It’s supposed to rain on the coast this afternoon which would be a pain. My pack is SO much lighter this time around. On the Havant-Fishbourne leg … Continue reading

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Going home

Up at 7 to pack and pull down the tent. Managed to fit everything back in, which surprised me. Left Fishbourne at 9, saying goodbye to those that have remained to work the weekend as volunteers. Had only 10 minute … Continue reading

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Lesson in environmental archaeology

And so, our final day. We started with a session with Naomi on environmental archaeology which is the study how the environment can be used to study human impact. We got to look at lots of bones – birds, mammals … Continue reading

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Mosaic moving

There was a lot of after-the-burglary chat all day today. Steve said we should have woken him up because, being a policeman, he would have been given back a holiday and been paid heaps of overtime for the arrest. Apparently … Continue reading

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Dumb criminal

Got quite pissed at the pub last night and consequently feeling a bit seedy this morning. Who am I kidding, I’m feeling a LOT seedy this morning. We’ve got a lesson on small finds this morning which is a nice … Continue reading

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Total station lesson

Slept a little better last night. A few aches and pains from bending over the shovel and mattocking but nothing debilitating. I’ve eaten my oats and I’m drinking my second coffee. Steve has just said he’s going to Tesco’s to … Continue reading

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In the dirt

Slept pretty badly. Ground not very springy beneath my thin bed roll. Every couple of hours my body would complain and I’d roll over, which woke me up. Eventually rose at 7 properly and had my first can of coffee. … Continue reading

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My first dig

Up at 6.30. I don’t know why. It just happened. Left the key with Katie and told everyone about the guy coming for Sidney on Monday – mainly so Dick doesn’t “duff ‘im up”. Finally hoisted my pack and hit … Continue reading

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