As we are tasked with investigating one part of the park, and we weren’t quite sure what we would find given that this area has seen so many episodes of destruction and construction, we decided our best bet would be to set out test pits along a core line.
In the past three days, we have been finding a range of evidence of the past inhabitants: shaped coralstone blocks, plaster, pottery, fragments of glass and metal (including copper nails), parts of what seem to be bracelets, one coin, and more cowrie shells than you can shake a stick at.
We have been receiving a fair degree of attention in this, one of the most popular public places in Male’. One or the other of us chats to people asking questions. Now we were on the news we noticed some tour guides seem to include us in their commentary (we’re not quite sure what they are saying…)
We also get a steady stream of visiting colleagues from the heritage and museum sectors.
A well appointed office.