Trench 1 has been making good progress during the first two weeks. In particular we have identified structural evidence within the layers on its eastern side. Two small post-holes have been sectioned and sampled and a linear stone spread, thought to define the line of a timber wall or partition, has also been identified. It is not at all clear what wider structure or building these features are a part of at this time, but hopefully this will resolve itself in due course as we clean the wider trench.
What is clear, however, is that this linear cuts and post-dates at least one pit. This is potentially interesting as we may now be reaching the level at which numerous pits will become visible. This is of particular interest as this was the case within the first part of the trench, excavated a few years ago. If we are arriving at a similar level there is a very real possibility we will be able to see structural patterns emerging between the two parts of the site. Identifying the phases and dates of these features will be another problem altogether.