4th April

Report by Vince

Vince, Jon, Tav and Mike

After some heavy rain we
were, sort of, expecting there to be a puddle at the dig. Surprised to find it
Mike approaches the dig

Mike digging, Jon
clearing away and filling a few bags, then chucking the filled buckets and bags
up to Vince at the top of the pit. The filled receptacles were loaded into the
skip, this was hauled up the slope by Tav. The slope was regularly ‘lubricated’
with the addition of water. Tav also emptied the buckets and bags onto the
spoil heap.

The introduction of bags
into the spoil removal system has improved productivity. The down-side to this,
the bags get rather claggy, to try and address this, at the end of the session
the bags were hung on the ladder, placed horizontally, to ‘dry’. It might work.

At the close of the
session: 60 loads had been filled, hauled and emptied. Good effort.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist!