About Katrina Clippert '08
Katrina Clippert '08 is now pursing a Masters of Letters in
Archeological Studies at the University of Glasgow. Below are some
photos and descriptions of her work at University of Glasgow.
The first picture is of me with a standing building
drawing my partner and I were working on. Basically we had to do a
survey of a building by creating a straight line across one wall,
measuring it out and then we had to measure each stone on the wall and
graph it using a scale of 1:20 (meters to centimeters) I guess. It was
The second picture is us during a tea break at the beginning of the
digging break. At the beginning we started by removing all the top soil
which the picture shows.
The next picture is at the end of the dig and it shows a terminal we
dug. The terminal shows the different layers of soil until we got to
the layer we were searching for. Basically it was the bottom layer of
the feature we were digging which was a ditch of a henge.
The next picture shows the final view of the pit we dug. The rocks
were the surface/top layer of the ditch of the henge. The smooth stones
presumable came from the river and the larger rocks came from a quarry
not too far away. Those people in the background are doing the tedious
job of planning the rocks and features of the site on a planning board
which had a scale of 1:20.
The next picture shows the giant monolith stone that we uncovered
because of its size we were not able to do really anything with it
because we were not expecting to find it. We presume that it was either
a standing stone or a capstone because of its size and shape. We were
able to take soil samples from around the stone but nothing else was
really done to the stone. We covered it up and then backfilled it. The
mystery of the stone will have to wait until next year till we can
figure it out.
The last picture shows the process of digging a ditch through the
ditch of the henge. The ditch of the henge was rather large. It went
down well over six meters and was almost three meters across. It was so
deep hard hats were required incase of a cave in. The ditch allows us
to see the different layers of the soil and the cut of the feature.