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The first field we had a look at was drilled with wheat and revealed a couple of fragments of Roman pottery and a few coins.
The field next to did have potatoes in it but it was too rough to search there so we looked at another field nearby.
This produced a very small hammered (farthing) and one piece of Medieval pottery.
This was the opportunity that Rob was looking for to try out his new toy; a hexacopter drone fitted with a 4K camera!
Footage from this inaugural flight appears to be quite good considering it was carried out in a 25mph breeze! The footage can be seen here: https://youtu.be/hCkDlaDzGJg
More footage of our New Year Dig will follow.
The last field we looked at was drilled with OSR but the crop had failed so it was re-drilled with wheat. This field has a Roman road running through it with a Romano-British settlement nearby. The search area had several fragments of Roman building material and pottery. As expected, a number of Roman coins and artefacts were recovered.
One artefact that was recovered stood out as being a rare fragment of a Roman glass bangle. This was the highlight of the day and one of the rarest artefacts we have ever recovered amongst some memorable finds over the past 8 years.
The post covering the bangle can be read here: viewtopic.php?f=121&t=107755
HD images of the finds can be seen here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmyCZNuG
Happy New Year!
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That’s the sort of field we could do with over this side of the Severn. Not many of them around.
Here’s to a productive 2019. Thanks for the up-date
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Interesting to see the end profile photos of the bangle segment.
Good Luck in 2019
Garrett 400 I