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The things archaeologists sometimes have to do that perhaps never crossed your mind…

One of our invaluable volunteers, Angela, sent me these photos of Ian and Margaret on Thursday. This was the day after a very wet Wednesday. It struck me that some of you may never have realised that sometimes archaeologists have to bail out trenches in order to get on with work – especially when digging in Britain, in the Peak District, in June…

Margaret bailing out Trench 1

Margaret bailing out Trench 1


Swimming anyone?

Swimming anyone?


It looks liek Ian is trhowing a bucket of drity muddy water form teh trench all over Margaret who is busy bailing

I have been assured that Ian is not throwing the water over Margaret, no matter what it looks like.


Margaret still bailing and Ian actually trying his best to dry the mud

Margaret still bailing and Ian actually trying his best to dry the mud


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