How? First we walked the fields.
Then augered to see what was underground.
After augering we dug test pits.
We used our field walking and augering results to decide where to dig.
By digging test pits we were able to examine the undisturbed layers below the plough soil.
We sieved the soil so that we did not miss any of the small Ice Age flints and washed some of the soil to make the flints easy to spot.
Wooden frames supported the sieves and made our work easier.
We were able to do this with the help of volunteers and many people came to see us on site to see what we were doing.
A newly discovered find.
Dry Sieving to make sure nothing been missed.
Wet Sieving used on important sediments.
by John Miller