Excavation day 16 (Thursday 23rd June)

Thursday was another good day for excavation, pictured here is the complete pot that Enfys and Danielle excavated, we can’t wait to analyse the content and get a proper look at it once experts have had the chance to look at it. We were also overjoyed to welcome back Katy to the site, who has been involved in the project since the very start. Jim, one of the site’s discoverers also visited the site. It was wonderful to welcome them both.

Katie and Jim, the people who have been involved with the site the longest
Katie and Jim, the people who have been involved with the site the longest
Katie and Danielle with the amazing entire vessel
Katie and Danielle with the amazing entire vessel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the evening, students gathered for a guided walk from Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, and John, the ranger, who gave interesting talks on Denbury and it’s context within the wider landscape. The Iron Age hillfort is inter-visible with Ipplepen, so it was great to hear more about the site.

Students on the ramparts at Denbury
Students on the ramparts at Denbury
Bill Horner talking to the group at the very top of Denbury
Bill Horner talking to the group at the very top of Denbury

2 thoughts on “Excavation day 16 (Thursday 23rd June)”

  1. Greetings from Canada. So proud of my brother Jim Wills for helping to discover the Ipplepen site. I visit Torquay a lot but not at the time when the dig is ongoing unfortunately.
    Hope to remedy that next year all being well. Meanwhile Jim keeps me updated, would love to be part of it.
    Jean

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