Ellemford Day 4: YAC Digger’s Blog - Archie, 7th October 2014
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
YAC Digger’s Blog: Archie 7th October 2014
(Photo Archie digging in Test Pit B3 on Saturday with the team from YAC)
On Tuesday 7th of October I went on the bus with my friends to Ellemford, near Duns.
First before the dig we had to talk a lot about safety and what we should do, we had to dig in layers if there was loose soil we had to take the soil we had to pick it up and into the bucket. One person had to take the soil and sieve the soil to see if there was anything that we missed out. I was the first to sieve. We got no luck for a while, but soon I might have found a bit of pottery. After a while we had to swap pits, the first pit was quite smooth, but the other one had THOUSANDS of stones in it to the point where it was so stony that we couldn’t dig anymore. We had to put the turf back on.
I liked the day and want to go again
(Note: Archie was on site with us twice, on Tuesday 7th October with his school - when he wrote this blog. He then got his wish and returned on Saturday 11th October with the Flodden Young Archaeologist Club - when the photo above was taken)