My first experience of practical archaeology was at the wonderful site of Silchester. Which is an amazing excavation. It is also very rich in gravel. For the first two weeks of my archaeological experience I was digging a court yard area which was all various shades of gravel. I’m sure you’re feeling my pain. I’ve used this poem, which I wrote whilst on excavation, in a few presentations and so I thought it is time to unleash it on the world! Its just a bit of fun which I wanted to share!