Addyman Archaeology to see what a 'usual' day in the field was like.
Usually, Ross - in yellow - just stands and watches the excavator bucket, but at least today he had some company, from builder John-Paul Ashley of Ashley Thompson and from the Estate's two wolf hounds. I asked him about his job as a commercial archaeologist, which mostly consists of.... watching an excavator bucket.
After four hours of watching the excavator shift the topsoil to expose the 'archaeology', Ross had found two pieces of clay pot. It was lunch time, and I went home to defrost, but Ross, after warming up with a cup of tea, spent the rest of the afternoon completing the job. Who'd want to be an archaeologist?
Many thanks to Iain Thornber for permission to use his photograph.