12th September 2020

With Brockers, Jake, Jon, and Nick.

Missed last weekend (5th-6th September) as I was excavating at Bagpit with Professor Danielle Schreve and Ali Moody to extract some Pleistocene animal bones, mainly aurochsen and horse. This meant that there was nothing to clear this weekend.

A bit of a re-assessment at the current end of the Cold Gnarly North. The potential route through the small phreatic “eye-hole” appears to be closing down, it is only few centimetres wide. Last week’s clearing session had removed some of the sediment in the floor, so a decision was made to widen the passage in a downwards direction.

Meanwhile, the rest of the team decided to have a good tidy up, digs seem to accumulate lots of bits of tat and, of course “dead” skips. A bit of digging was also carried out in one of the alternative dig spots.

Refreshments were partaken in the garden of the Hunter’s Lodge Inn. It was a pleasant sunny afternoon.

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist