Some new evidence for our elusive sunken featured building within Trench 1

Last season we were pretty sure that we had identified a sunken features building on the south side of Trench 1. Not necessarily a Grubenhaus, but something with a sunken or eroded floor. We were struggling to properly identify its sides then, but a little winter weathering seems to have helped, and we now have a pretty good rectangular plan. Best of all we have just unearthed a socketed stone, right in the centre of the structure, that almost certainly carried a post to support the roof.

The dark stain marks the general area of our sunken structure

The dark stain marks the general area of our sunken structure. The pivot stone is visible in the area under excavaation.

A closer vew of the socket in the stone that we believe marks the base of a post that supported the roof.

A closer vew of the socket in the stone, that we believe held the base of a post that supported the roof.

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