All the digging had stopped, and now the packing started in earnest. The first cabin to go was the Welfare Unit. Meanwhile, the trenches were being backfilled:
The Finds Officer took the opportunity for a couple of snaps of the finds before they were packed away in their boxes:
Ironically on the first Saturday of the dig, there was a Potter at the Pennington Arms, showing how he made made reproduction Roman pots. One of the pots on show was a folded beaker, laying on its side - these pots tended to have small bases, so were top heavy:
Eventually, the finds were all packed up ready for the van that was to arrive mid-afternoon:
Then it was a case of taking down the fencing and waiting for the van:
By around 5pm, we were all packed up and ready to return to Yorkshire.
We're now looking forward to the 2014 season of Romans in Ravenglass!