OK - from tomorrow we'll be back in business for another four weeks on site. This time with a new crew of US students and members of the local community. Hopefully we'll keep up the fantastic progress we've made so far this year.
In the meantime, here's some images of one of our nicest finds of the last week on site before our break. It is decorated bone handle from a folding knife probably carved from the wall of a cow or horse-sized metacarpal. The green staining is probably from a CuA band around the top for decoration or support of the blade/handle join.
This blog will share information about the major new field project at the Roman fort of Binchester (Co. Durham), run jointly by Durham County Council, the Dept. of Archaeology, Durham University, Vinovia.org, Texas Tech University and the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland. It will communicate news, events, and once the field season starts a daily update of the discoveries on site. To find out more visit our website