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  • 16th November 2017
Exploring Small Pits, Big Ideas – day 3

The Hive, Worcester is home to all recently excavated finds recovered by Worcestershire Archaeology, so it was here that Small Pits, Big Ideas headed for the third and final day. Splitting into two, half the group went down to our finds processing room whilst Jane, one of our finds specialists, helped the others identify and...

  • 16th November 2017
Digging Small Pits, Big Ideas – day 2

After promising finds during Day 1 of this HLF funded project, the four teams were eager to get going on the second morning and dig the deepest test pit. Spits 2 and 3 were soon excavated and the soil sieved for finds – several of the eagle-eyed amongst the group were particularly good at spotting...

  • 14th November 2017
Digging Small Pits, Big Ideas – day 1

The first day finally arrived and the participating young people and archaeology undergraduates turned up bright and early to dig the first four Small Pits, Big Ideas test pits. After a great introduction from Professor Carenza Lewis, who explained how the project is contributing to important academic research, the group split into four teams, gathered...