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There is progress in Trench Y, down by the water’s edge, where they are looking for the outer wall of the settlement. A test pit revealed what they were hoping for so this has been enlarged. 

Obviously it’s early days but they are optimistic that it’s the corner of the wall.

Meanwhile further digging is going deeper towards the water, to see what happens outside the wall. Compared to other trenches, there is a lot of top soil much softer and easier to dig.  But it is still back breaking work.  They work hard and energetically, which means my drawings are even more sketchy.

I’m learning to let a couple of lines speak, and not try to make something more finished – hoping it will work well when it is integrated into the film.