CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!

CAER 2017 Begins... Thursday 4th May!
What will be uncovered this year?
We're back for our 11th season during which examination of trench IV will be continued. Our work will examine the interior of the masonry building (the possible chapel) with its drain discharging into the ditch, the western part of the ditch feature where it is overlain by the medieval building and the underlying deposits. This year trench IV will also be extended to the south in order to locate and examine a stone structure identified during the excavation of a service trench in 2013.
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Thursday, 3 June 2010

A 2010 season final summary

Dig Director Simon outlines the results from the 2010 season -

The four weeks of digging has now been completed. The tools are back in store and the site has been wrapped up in its 'geo-textile membrane' ready to be backfilled next week for another year. It was a good dig with lots of hard work by the students and some interesting finds. I hope they learnt lots of new skills and I think they enjoyed themselves as well.

We made some interesting discoveries which we think relate to Cholmondeley's Mansion, the house that was here before the Park. Two parallel trenches may be robbed-out walls of outbuildings or a yard attached to the south side of the house. We also may have found the site of a pig pen! That's one explanation of a small area of clay that had been paddled around. It's given me something to think about as I get the records in order and the plans and photos sorted out. Well, that's all from me for this year!

Meggen writes -

It has been a good season in the park this year. Thanks to all the students and staff that worked so hard. Thanks also to all those reading our blog! We hope you enjoyed following the story of our dig and that you'll check back next year for the 2011 season - new diggers, same staff(!), new finds and maybe even a different trench...

Until 2011...