We have continued to excavate test pits towards the north of the site, attempting to trace that elusive channel. A number of fragments of burnt flint have come to light in layers about 1m deep, which are generally associated with prehistoric settlement, so we have speculated that the landscape revealed pre-dates the medieval, although higher levels still yield significant amount of medieval pottery.
This little creature fell into one of our open pits and, wet and bedraggled, it appeared dead at first sight. However, we noticed an ear twitching and after warming it up, we were able to release it into the undergrowth. (Photograph courtesy of Laureen).