Archaeolgy – Calf Hill Day 5

With the threat of rain, four intrepid archaeologists made one last visit to the site.

The trench was cleaned before photographing. As a result of the previous night’s rain, the differences within the trench were more visible.

CHill, Day 5 Sept. 2019. Worked quartz/flint. Attribution: C Rousseau Jones

There is an area of stone and quartz in the trench, which could be interpreted as a collapsed bank and the circular feature in the geophysical survey. The area with fewer stones could be interpreted as the interior of the circular feature. The feature is possibly dated by yesterday’s finds to prehistory. The group will need to conduct a larger scale excavation in the future to ascertain the exact nature of the feature. It is possible that we have found a prehistoric barrow.

More potential examples of worked quartz, flint and chert were found both while cleaning the trench and in the spoil while backfilling. The amount of quartz within the trench would seem to be significant. The amount of half pebbles seems to suggest human activity.

CHill Day 5. Sept 2019. Worked Chert. Attribution: C Rousseau Jones