This week we’ve continued to investigate the extent of the intrusive medieval pit and have succeeded in uncovering several possible cuts and edges. As is common with such a complex site, this has posed more questions than it has answered! A number of contexts which were previously invisible in the northern end of the trench have been uncovered, greatly confusing the sequence.
Significantly, we’ve revealed what appears to be a primary fill in the south west quadrant of the pit. Following drawing and photographing of the section and plan views, 3234 (which has been shown to be the secondary fill) has begun to be excavated, uncovering a number of small finds, mostly of iron, as well as several pieces of green-glaze (13th-14th century) pottery – which confirms, along with the rubble fill, that we are still excavating the material deposited within the pit.
We have also begun to clarify the extent of a number of surrounding contexts (particularly 3239 in order to understand the burnt material which is beneath it), with the intent of planning, photographing and subsequently excavating these layers in the next few weeks.