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Simmonds, V. 2014. An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst. Mendip Cave Register & Archive (MCRA). (currently being revised, 2016)

I've compiled 'An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst' that is freely available online at www.mendipgeoarch.net and in the archaeology section of the Mendip Cave Register & Archive at www.mcra.org.uk

Wookey Hole, Mendip

field notes 2017Posted by Vince Simmonds Fri, May 26, 2017 06:32:05
25th May 2017: with Roz, Brockers, Jake, Nick (and Duncan).

Duncan went to Edmonds Chamber to retrieve his rope, the rest of us went digging.

Inspired by Jake's attire last week, I too, went for a more minimalist approach, T shirt and over-shorts with a pair of Ron Hill's, still I was warm.

Brockers put in a sterling digging effort, aided by Nick, who was lowering the step-down as Brockers got ever deeper.

It was my job to load the buckets filled with sediment into the skip, Roz and Jake hauled the skip away and managed the spoil dispersal.

At the end of the session, the hole was deeper and boulders had been encountered, the finer sediment had, also become more granular. What does it mean? Keep digging and find out, I guess!

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