|Prehistoric flint flake discovered within the topsoil|
|Another star find: lovely writing stylus, perhaps dropped by a careless schoolchild...|
|Volunteer Beckie excavating a cluster of headstone fragments|
|Fragment of a very fine memorial stone|
We want to locate any graves as accurately as possible because, if there's anything left of the remains interred within, we'll try to avoid disturbing them by going around them as we dig deeper. However, the graves have been tricky to locate. This is not uncommon, as graves don't tend to be left open for long, and the soil that comes out goes back in very quickly, so they can leave very little trace. The sunny weather and quickly drying soil doesn't help visibility, so we've been spraying the trowel-cleaned areas with water to make the subtle outlines of the features more visible.
|Producing the scale 'plan'|