Pit 50

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For those who relish numerical landmarks, today we started to dig Pit 50 at Millhams – 50th wedding anniversaries are termed ‘golden’ so should this be our golden pit?  In terms of finds and significance Pit 50 seems to very  similar to adjacent pits, being dug to explore the historic landscape and topography some 1.5m below the current ground surface.  The photograph shows two small tree stumps which would have been growing in this landscape – we have no means of dating them but they could have been growing in medieval times.  There are several preserved examples of willow leaves in the sediment around the tree stumps, indicating, not surprisingly, that similar wet growing conditions existed in historic times as in evident around Millhams today.

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