Friday, August 11, 2006

Hearths and Drains

The excavation at Wednesbury has now entered its final phase, and we are exploring the area which was first revealed by evaluation Trench 6. The area in the foreground of this photo was part of the trench, we have now opened up a wider area beyond it including the main road through site. Although truncated by drains and culverts, this part of the site seems to have contained a large number of small hearths - which we presume at this stage were for hand-forging and the finishing of goods.

View looking west on Wednesday. The machine is breaking up the concrete road surface.


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