Today we were joined by some guests. They included supporters of the dig, people with an interest in community archaeology and training, heritage/historic environment staff from Nottingham City Council and representatives of the NCMG and TPA volunteers. Led by Matt and David, they heard about the known history and archaeology of the Castle site and our excavation area, saw the dig in action, learnt about trainees' discoveries so far and looked at some of the artefacts uncovered. We'd like to thank everyone who joined us.
With no rain, and even a slight glimmer of sunshine, trainees pressed on. There was excavation, cleaning and recording in the trench to work on, levels to take, surveying with Norma and flotation with Rosie (both Trent & Peak Archaeology). At the end of the day there was also the option of joining Dr David Knight (Trent & Peak Archaeology) for a walking tour of the medieval Anglo-Scandinavian borough and its boundaries, which also took in the sites of known excavations.
Another highlight of the day was a visit from presenter Carol and her cameraman. You can catch her visit, and interviews with trainees and Project Manager Matt, on BBC East Midlands Today at 1.30pm and in full at 6.30pm. Catch up online (available for a limited period only).