We also opened a large trench at the still-enigmatic ‘moated site’ a few kilometres away. The moat trench was very steep and we worked around large tree stumps. We eventually reached the water table. At the bottom of the moat, which was under water we found lots of animal bone (stained black), pieces of slag and pot.
We worked with local primary schools the first week of the dig; providing opportunities for the children to dig test pits in the grounds of the parish church, and to wash and process their finds in the village hall, and sample project biscuits!