Everything always seems to happen on Friday! The prehistoric team, with volunteers Don and Alan, found a nice big piece of crushed quartz tempered prehistoric pottery out on Ridge 8 as well as a sweet early stage biface. Always knew 8 would be fun.
Meanwhile, the historic team with help from John, Cereasa, and Bill (can’t believe next week is your last with us), found a new feature at 44FX0704. It looks like an intact brick masonry foundation wall.
The brickwork is in perfect alignment with Robin’s deep feature, #76, which was originally found during a shovel test survey in 2006. So far, everything at this site points to a late-eighteenth century terminal date. This would be in keeping with the abandonment of the original Pohick church, but so far it has a domestic-y feel. Maybe we will be able to crack this nut with the help of the new finds.