Everything had to be drawn to scale and cleaned for archive photographs to be taken.
These included more aerial shots taken by Adam Stanford of Aerial-Cam on his final visit to us.
The top of Dorstone Hill is a unique area, there is nowhere else with this configuration of Neolithic monuments.
Both types of monument are rare in this country, and to find them together is amazing!
Millennia later, the whole structure was bulldozed, leaving all three mounds in the form we see them today. In the image of Trench seven you can see the ditch segments, and how the line is not straight, but kinks off to the southwest.
In almost all of the segments we excavated, large stones were found, suggesting that there was some form of structure associated with it.
It came from a ditch segment at the western end of Trench seven.
It was found by one of the Manchester students and a volunteer archaeologist – Hannah and Janey.
Both Julian and Keith are very, very happy with the results of this year’s work, and Nick and Irene have over 300 pieces of Rock Crystal to work with on their new project.
If they’re taken by the next Departmental excavation, they have nice, clean, professional looking equipment.
Tuesday saw a skeleton crew on site as Trench six was finished and closed down.
When this was closed, the sections that Nick and the team put through the mound had revealed that cremations were inserted into the south side.
This was later covered by a cairn of stony material and cremations were buried by this.