My time at Ipplepen

Archaeology student Emily describes her time at the dig at Ipplepen:

“Participating in the Ipplepen dig this summer has been of real value, it’s been great to have this opportunity as part of my degree course. The dig has enabled me to put into practice the archaeological theory learnt from the last year and also to place the site into the wider Romano-British context. it’s been a varied 3 weeks on site; I have been able to do lots of different tasks from mattocking and shovelling to filling out all the necessary context sheets and doing section drawings. I hadn’t envisaged how excited I would feel at finding a piece of Roman pottery sherd amongst all the soil and shillet! The two pieces of pot I found which fit perfectly together to form the base of a Roman pot are surely on the top of my finds list. I also enjoyed spending time in the HUB , being able to speak about the site with enthusiastic locals. Overall, it has been a wholly worthwhile and enjoyable experience for me, and I’d love to return next year to see what else is uncovered.”