Fairly easy .......until you find out there's a suprise in store!
The first 'phone call was to a landowner I spoke to in 2013 but found out he had two fields (73 acres) adjacent to the new site we looked at in January of this year. He said the smaller field was done and to ring back in two weeks regarding the larger of the two. The larger field is the one that actually butts up to the Roman site we surveyed in January.
The second 'phone call was to the landowner of a 2014 permission where we only paid one visit in April as the crop was too long and we couldn't survey it 100%. The permission (12 acres) looks to be very interesting as several medieval pot shards were recovered and loads of teeth!! A papal bulla dated to AD 1243 was recovered from the surface!
The call was to check if a field he has in another village next to a medieval chapel (that is now long gone) had been harvested. "Thats re-seeded" he said..... "help yourselves"... I thanked him and whilst he was on the 'phone I asked abouth the "Papal Bulla" field that he said would be ready to survey in October.... "Thats been cultivated". JEEPS! Now we have to check just how "cultivated" it is against the newly rolled and seeded "Chapel" field that we've never surveyed. Decisions, decisions!
Lets hope that Sundays visit will provide a worthy Flickr page upload!
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