We have a new guest correspondent for the Kaims site today. The excavation Director’s daughter Freya has contributed the following article.
The Bradford Kaims is a great archaeological site. It’s set on a farm near Bamburgh, Northumberland. I missed a few days of school to come and learn about archaeology, with my dad. I learned how to trowel, discover pottery and de-green (taking weeds out of the ground to make the trench look professional), which are all important jobs.
My favourite job so far is being a site photographer. I took photos of how and where the archaeologists work. This is important so that we have records of how the site was excavated and what was found.
The worst part has been the weather. It has been very hot and I had to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.
I personally enjoy archaeology and would like to see more children join in as I think if children discover that they like it as a child then archaeology might become a more popular job.
Freya from York (Age 10)