Category Archives: Excavation

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Test Pit Count Exceeds the Half-Century!

While preparing a report for our Annual General Meeting held in June 2017, tcablogmaster was intrigued by the statistics of our excavations at Millhams.  During the period June 2016 to June 2017 the number of test pits completed exceeded fifty … Continue reading

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Interesting Features Discovered in Pit 52

We have now turned our attention to the north of the Millhams garden area  in which we have been working, with the excavation of two further test pits, 51 and 52.  Pit 51 turned out to be largely inconclusive and … Continue reading

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Mystery Object

A few weeks ago Mike Gill carried out a gradiometer survey of the north of site and we were intrigued by the large magnetic anomaly which was apparent. Our first plan was to site a new pit on where we … Continue reading

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Magnetometer at Millhams

As our first activity of 2017, member Mike Gill carried out magnetometer survey on 12 March of the north garden area at Little Millhams. This area becomes heavily overgrown later in the year, and we have found the bees from … Continue reading

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Recording the Beam Profile

We have continued to work on Pit 20 and the beam which it contains, this appearing to be the central part of the mechanism which at one time stood on the site. The large beam has a complicated profile on … Continue reading

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Medieval Ring Brooch from Pit 20

In our continuing excavation of the water-borne gravels surrounding the timber beam in the extended Pit 20, we have found this medieval ring- brooch pictured to the left. The gravel layer is where most of our finds occur although metal … Continue reading

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Sample from Pit 20 prepared for Tree Ring Dating

Since the eastern end of the structure seems to have been undergone some sort of repair or extension, we have decided to take samples for tree-ring dating (dendrochronology)from the western-most timbers to see if we can push back the dates … Continue reading

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