On this day...9th August
On this day in 2010 this slightly bent but complete pair of copper-alloy tweezers were found in Trench 12. Unlike the tweezers featured earlier in ‘On this day’, these are parallel-sided with in-turned tips which makes them more difficult to date with certainty as this style were used during the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods.
There is nothing quite like that feeling when you find something special, as the smiles in this photograph show. The girls found this knife handle, also in Trench 12 in 2010. It was made from animal bone and still had one of its iron rivets still in situ. Well done girls!