Since my last blog, the major occurrence has been the birth of twins, Ted and Daisy to my eldest daughter Michelle and her partner Henry. All are well, which now makes six grandchildren for my wife, Louise and I. The last module, Medieval Archaeology, has finished with a good essay result and I am now looking forward to receiving my course books for Historical (post Medieval and Industrial) Archaeology for the start on June 6th.
I have used the break between modules to introduce myself to ArcGIS which is a computer mapping system where layers of topographical and archaeological data for example, can be used to investigate an area and to provide information on likely archaeological sites and the relationships between them. I am just finding my feet with it but I believe it is an invaluable asset to archaeologists.
This next trimester is punctuated by holidays, back to back cruises to the Mediterranean and Adriatic and a field school to Sedgeford in Norfolk. Time management will be crucial as there is also full time work and being on call to factor in!
Excavations at Croxton Kerrial are getting very exciting as we have chanced across Saxon contexts below the later Medieval, containing dress pins and Stamford and Maxey ware. More on this next blog!
Bye for now.