Excavations associated with the units placed in and around the Church have found that the upper layers of soil in the nave and the room identified as the Monk’s Burial Room appear to have fill soils that contain glass, ceramics, animal bones. The soils are silty and have a lot of limestone fragments and gravels, appearing uniform in the unit profiles. The unit located inside the Monk’s Burial Room also exhibits signs of disturbance from rodents with pockets and voids uncovered that are consistent with burrowing animals.
In the coming weeks, excavations will focus on the units in and around the Church. The archaeologists will come back to the Long Barracks after the historic architects have had the chance to complete their studies to perform the backfilling tasks.