Excavations completed

Having half sectioned the pit feature on Tuesday, today we removed the remaining fill and discovered some very large, flattish, upright stones resting against the northern-most edge of the pit. The whole pit seems to have been lined with a layer of clay.

The pit after being fully excavated, viewed from the east

The jury is out on what these stones represent, and the overall function of the site, but we can state with some certainty that large amounts of water were being heated, perhaps for bathing. We’ll post more detailed results later, once we have radiocarbon dates and once other post-ex analyses have been conducted.

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