An Archaeology Adventure: Day Eight and Nine

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Monday saw a continuation of our weekend, and possibly the best weather we’ve had all week. Naturally, we headed to the beach in Baiona for some sunbathing and a swim in the sea (a frankly alien idea to someone who grew up by the North Sea in Yorkshire!) I think my legs are slightly less blindingly white, and it was great to relax properly for the afternoon.

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Tuesday meant heading back up to site to continue digging. It doesn’t look like we’ve made any progress despite the hundreds of wheelbarrows of dirt we must have removed, and I was starting to feel a little fed up with it all. However, the day got much better when I found a piece of pottery, which we think is the handle of a pot, possibly a Roman amphora!! It was all very exciting and really got me back into the right mood for another week of digging.

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Over dinner the local newspaper was produced and the article written a few days ago was poured over by the groyp, with a good laugh at the muddy photos and trying to translate what was said about us all…. I’m now a famous archaeologist!

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