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Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 1

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 19 August 2019

Logistics day at Lees Court Estate for the first day of the Badlesmere Bottom excavations.

Members of the Folkstone Research and Archaeology Group, the Shorne Woods Archaeological Group and the Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group were out today helping Richard and I to set up for the two week 'warm up' dig in advance of Keith's hoard dig.

The weather was mixed to say the least but after a tour of the Stringman's Field excavation (last year's university of Kent dig) which has been transformed due to some hard work in the spring, we went about setting out the containers and office and staking out the trenches over our geophysics targets. Two out of the three initial trenches have now been stripped of their top and sub soils and are revealing some quite promising features.

Early stages but things are looking good for plenty of work over the next two weeks. More volunteers needed!


The first trench over a circular and three linear anomalies reveals some possible ditches
John and Richard musing over potential features while waiting for that cloud to burst.