Keiths solution: a on site wooden stand to support the kit in an upright position between grids.
Sunny day all round
A great turn out for the weekend. The weather was kind.
A summer day in the park!
The children and the adults found the East wall of the house and also correlated the gradiometer findings with the dig!
Training in resistivity for the volunteers
Gradiometer survey 2012 and Festival dig overlay
Zoomed in over festival dig with two high spots of magnetic disturbance
Close up of composite left image vertical bars which gave the strong gradiometer signal
Composite image to right with again vertical metal bars. Possible link to window positions cemtrally.
Excavations have started evaluating a farmers field. Geophysics have been surveying the fields with interesting results for future excavations.
Top soil removed, a stony surface and ditch appear!
A geophysical assseessment, a series of test pits and soil sample by coring are underway. Some slipware pottery from C18 has been discovered.
Members of TAS had a day in Halifax, visiting the jewel of a 15th century building, Shibden Hall. Highly recommend a visit for any one of all ages. http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall for information
Central area of original cruck framed building with extension to either end and widening of the hall in the 18th C.
Some of the TAS members at the rear of the hall.
Anne Listers updating of the Hall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Lister
Dragoons reinacting daily activities in the grounds of the hall.
A St Thomas dragoons guarding Chris: TAS member.
The tent came in use today to allow us to evaluate features. Driving snow showers appeared during the day. Possible post hole discovered.
Gusting snow showers pound tent
Yes steve has come up with whopping fragment of flint on site today
one of several pieces.
Well at least the morning, no wind until afternoon.
Mike at work
Yes lets trial what it would be like to be an anglo saxon burial? Both TAS members with appropriate Anglo saxon names: Christopher and Gordon. After grid sieving taking a well deserved rest.