Post Excavation is in full swing!
The post excavation shed
Post excavation at Vindolanda is now in full swing. Here in the Post Excavation shed the volunteers wash, dry and categorise the pottery, animal bone, iron, brick, tile and glass that has been excavated from the site.
A few changes have been made to post excavation this year to coincide with our new SMC (Scheduled Monument Consent) five-year excavation plan.
Firstly, we are now operating as two teams – a pottery team and an animal bone team.
Secondly, we have set up a new recording system for the animal bone which will record more information about the types of bones we are finding than we have done in previous years.
Sherds of Samian
A sherd of Amphora
A cow’s mandible (jaw) with teeth
Volunteers sort and record how many pieces/sherds and the weight of finds as well as any further identification information from each context to enable further work to be completed in the winter months, when the data is looked at more closely.
A great start to the season for post excavation!