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WYAC at the Commandery, August 2006

WYAC membersIn August 2006 WYACs had the opportunity to uncover more about the Commandery’s past, when they were invited to take part in the excavations held there over the summer. Around 30 of the Worcestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club members were on site to increase their archaeological expertise, having a go at a number of activities ranging from surveying techniques, to wet and dry sieving. Perhaps most exciting of all, was the opportunity to get muddy and have a dig in the trenches. keep on diggingAfter much hard work, trowelling through some tough, sticky clay, their trowels hit stone! We were delighted to uncover what appears to be an east-west aligned wall, which may relate to one of the early medieval hospital buildings on the site. The wall was cleaned up, photographed and drawn by WYAC members, who have gained a wealth of experience and knowledge of different archaeological techniques, through the club’s monthly events and meetings.

measuring upThe club makes regular visits to local museums and sites of historical and archaeological interest, and for three days in 2006, members had the chance to take part in their first real excavation, as part of the Commandery Project. This has proved to be a real success with all sorts of new skills being learnt and lots of exciting finds coming out of the trenches, ranging from pottery to cow bones.

 

 

 

 
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