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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Sunday, 29 April 2012
It's almost here! The 2012 excavation season of the University of Chester and CWAC begins in Grosvenor Park in the middle of Chester on May 8th. The plan is to continue exploring the post-medieval building located last year and hopefully get deeper into history and find evidence of Medieval and, of course, Roman activity. We dig Monday - Friday (except bank holidays) and will even witness the passing of the Olympic Torch through Chester on May 29th. If you are in Chester, feel free to stop by the trench for a chat and see what we are up to, or visit us on our official Open Day on the 29th of May for a chance to handle artefacts such as Roman pottery, Civil War lead shot and much more! We'll be posting regularly starting on the 8th of May with a whole new cast of 2nd year archaeology students ( and some of the same cast of lecturers and council archaeology specialists).