Monday was a very productive day both on and off the site. We were able to get Trench 3 cleaned and photographed. Some of the images will be used in the forthcoming publication based around the styca hoard and the building in which it was found. Whilst finishing the cleaning, Assistant Supervisor Megan, unearthed a very crisp Anglo-Saxon broach from context 3278.
In the evening we had a lovely BBQ with copious amounts of burgers, sausages, their veggie equivalents and red velvet cake.
As always the BRP forging team got to work creating some useless item. Last year they were solely responsible for the spoon shortage, which they tried to remedy by smelting a fork into a spoon. See the ‘interesting’ outcome below, known as the foon.
However, last night proved something of a success and I am now wearing a rather fetching nail-come-bracelet.