Beads, Boats and Flowerbeds – Annie Partridge’s Blog – Week 2

Monday, July 19, 2012

A surprising find in an unlikely location

Hello everyone. Sorry for the silence over the past week, I had a small accident with my laptop on my birthday (after too many cocktails) and broke the screen but we’re all fixed now! The last week has been a bit mad, despite the weather, with my A Town Unearthed test pits continuing and spending a couple of days getting eaten by mosquito’s at the Randell Manor excavation with Kent County Council. I’m returning on Saturday with the Canterbury Young Archaeologist Club so will update you all then, in the mean time they have a Facebook page which is updated regularly; remember you don’t have to be signed up for Facebook to access the page!

Whilst we were doing our first test pit the residents of the house two doors down came over and expressed an interest in having us come and destroy their back garden. I went for a quick site visit and found that the garden was on a slope and had been terraced (terraced gardens usually don’t bode well for archaeology) but I decided we’d have a look because of it’s proximity to the Martello Tower and the Roman Villa. I wasn’t really expecting to find anything which is why what happened next came as a complete surprise!

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