There was also a finds display where folks could handle objects discovered on site. Most of the pottery and animal bone visible in the picture below dates to the Roman period of occupation along the Walbrook stream.
The picture below is of the inside of a fragment of a mortarium, a Roman spouted vessel used to grind and prepare food. During a visit from one of our Roman pottery specialists on Saturday, we learned that this particular example is a rare find indeed as it’s decorated on the outside; most mortaria were plain.
Hundreds of visitors donned high-visibility vests and hard hats to experience first-hand what we archaeologists get up to on an urban site. So many arrived on Saturday morning in fact that we had a bit of a queue to get in the door!
So many visitors to the site open day, we’ve run out of hi-viz vests! #Walbrook #archaeology