Final info about the pithouse.

Excavating the pit house became a pleasant but also a wet a muddy experience for the students. Water constantly filled into the hole but fortunately it had sunk enough when it was time to expose the thin floor layer. It was not only the dog cranium that had been placed on the floor (or slightly above it). We  were also fortunate to find large parts of a pottery vessel that had been left standing on the floor. It had thereafter fallen apart, but it is possible to reconstruct.

We have a good grip of the quite large post built houses and have begun to expose both Late Medieval and earlier layers on the manor area. Here we are already getting some extremely promising results.
Pottery (left), lump of raw clay (right of the pottery), and the dog cranium (centre)

The dog cranium which proved to be partial.

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