The Shades and the sun
The Vicus did an excellent job of making a piece of experimental archaeology into a crowd drawing event. And talking to intrigued members of the public who stopped by later in the day, there was a lot of interest in the purpose of the experiment. Hopefully it have proved illuminating on the mode of deposition, and it has already seemed to have spurred an entire upcoming series of similar pyre events, testing different hypotheses.
Also, the Vicus put on a great show with their Britons and Romans military demo, its great to see those shields really crashing.