Many local villagers visit the information point a few times a week for a quick update on the site’s progress. Here PhD student Charley provides visitors with a current update on the activities at the site and prepares the visitors for the site open day for the public which took place today.
Student Ben explained “this section is investigating the possible relationship between the ring ditch and a single linear feature at its edge.”
“This feature is of a rounded triangular shape, though it is potentially the corner of a feature, the bulk of which is under the section wall of the trench” described archaeology student Ben Trestrail.
Experimental Officer Sean Goddard is chief photographer on site.
After a wet week of excavations last week, students and archaeologists worked in sunny and warm conditions on the site yesterday.
This image is one of many which have been created by archaeology students Vicky and Ben. These images form part of the archaeological record of the excavations taking place at the site. This image shows several pieces of Romano-British pottery discovered in the south-west quadrant of the site.
Over the past few weeks, PhD student Charley has been explaining the significance of the excavations to visitors at the information point. In this image, Charley describes the archaeological features which appeared on the geophysical survey to a local villager.
Archaeology students Vicky and Ben have been cataloguing and photographing the small finds discovered at the excavation site. The image above shows Vicky creating photographic records of the finds using the iPad.
Over 500 members of the public have visited the information point at the Hub in Ipplepen over the past few weeks. Information boards provided by the University of Exeter, Portable Antiquities Scheme and Devon County Council display detailed literature and images on the excavations at Ipplepen and further information about archaeology in general. Visitors also have the opportunity to ask questions about the site and handle archaeological artefacts. Live information and current updates about the site are streamed to the information point using various devices which are managed by postgraduate students Charley and Will.
Experimental Officer Sean Goddard is seen here creating a section drawing of an excavated pit.