Well we asked for rain and we got it! The site was awash last week. The burnt mound trough was full of water - as it was supposed to be. So was the rest of the site - which wasn't. The three burnt mounds we have discovered are all on the same terrace, a spring line in the general slope of the ground.
There has also been a lot of activity on the higher terraces and slopes. The third burnt mound has been excavated and a series of rock-cut postholes have been recognised in an area where the shaley bedrock is close to the surface.
The rain has helped, though. The soil colour differences are showing well and the ground is easier to dig. This week has seen a lot of progress in sorting out the alignment and sequence of ditches in the area of the roundhouses.
rock-cut postholes - more next week
Llandygai dig diary

July 25 to July 31 and

August 1 to August 7

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