|Today we welcomed the Young Archaeologists from Hawes. They had a comprehensive tour of the site and then settled down to interviewing three brave Newcastle students. They had a long list of interesting questions such as "What subjects do you need to study at A level to do an Archaeology degree?" (History, English, perhaps Sciences are helpful apparently, but more important than any specific subject is a real interest in Archaeology and perhaps some past experience.) "What is your favourite Historical period?" "What is the most unusual thing you have found?" and also, "What's your favourite pizza topping?"
Once the students had returned to their hard work on Area Three, the YACs started work on a test pit of their own. They began to explore the area behind the tent, which may or may not eventually reveal signs of a Romano-British roadway from the quarry to the North. In spite of some concentrated trowelling, we ran out of time before anything of note was exposed. Perhaps the children from Reeth School will make more progress when they visit in a few days' time.