Thursday, 28 June 2012

Bone finds kell gate Staianton.

Thie pic above show one of the horse femur's before being extracted from the red clay.
The pic above shows the cleaned bones, all found in the same area of red clay at Kell gate Staintin, just up stream from the structure.

The pic above shows most ofthe bones still tightly embedded into the stonles aluvial red clay.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Structure uncovered at Stainton beck

I visited a different area of Stainton beck that only shows the red clay deposit that usually sits well above the gravel beds, and found quite a lot of mineralised bone buried in the stoneless clay.

I then noticed a wooden structure above were the red clay.

I decided to do a small excavation and was surprised to find what appeared to be a small road, pathway? made from mostly whinstone ( basaltic andesite) from the  Cleveland dyke at this location.
If ime right and i think i am this structure at least pre dates the old Thornton hall as the path or road would have had to pass through the old hall garden walls and they are still there, and there is no gateway.

Also there was no steel or iron to be found in the wood nore any pottery, or brick the ends of the wood have been chopped away not sawn.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

First visit by my good freind Roger Curry to view the Stainton gravel beds and the Cleveland dyke at Stainton

This first image shows Roger pointing at the Stainton gravel bed, not far to the right is where i found the possible human tbia.

This image shows a magnet a lot stronger than i usually use stuck tight to a rock

I was recently visited by a friend who i met on a mineral forum, i showed the lad round my local excavations here are his observations. Roger said - He believes like others who have visited this area with me that ive discovered as yet unknown magnetic phenomena and geological deposits.