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Hi All,

We have successfully concluded this seasons (2013) excavations at Catwick quarry, Leven, which have produced large assemblages of Iron Age (?) pottery of which many sherds are exceptionally large. The majority of the assemblage has been recovered from ditches close to a large double ditch Romano-British enclosure. the enclosure ditches have produced Romano-British pottery and tegulae fragments. Bone and shell have been scarce (possibly due to the acidy of the sands) although a few fragments have been recovered from the bases of the larger ditches. A comprehensive environmental sampling stategy has been undertaken and we eagerly await the results.The post-excavation program is now underway and will taken several months to complete.       Also at Leven we have completed an excavation for a new Bio-digester plant close to the bypass. The majority of the trenches revealed only an occassional feature although the more northerly trenches appear to have the same large ditch extending across them. Trench 1 contained the majority of the archaeology with a ring ditch containing large sherds of Iron Age (?) pottery enclosing a central area with hearth and postholes. Two lesser Romano-British ditches also extended across the trench. Substantial environmental sampling was undertaken. Finds, apart from flints and pottery were scarce, however, a hand axe (?) and a mace head were recovered from Trench 7 Further updates on the finds and sample results will initially be found on our face-book(East Riding Archaeology) as and when they are received.                                      

Driffield Show 2013

Again the show went well with approximately 200 visitors to our stall. Several schools and local societies were interested in talks and shows.To date five societies have requested talks. We have also signed up a number of volunteers for our next excavations who are willing to give their time freely. Much appreciated.

Mr Moo's Anniversary Fete

Sunday August 4th at Skipsea. We have a Show and Tell stall where you can bring an object or two and try and baffle the experts. Beat us and win a scrumptious Mr Moos ice cream. As it is for the air ambulance it will cost you 20p an item (max two items at a time) as a donation to the Air Ambulace Association!!


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