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Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Hi Guys,

There are some excavated stretches of the stanegate that you can go and walk on, the best known is the high street running through ancient Corbidge. The road is most likely to have been mettled for most of the way, rather than flagged, although flagging may have been used to posh up some sections that travelled through settlements like Corbridge and the linear development of the extramural settlement at Carvoran, Carlisle etc.

However, as part of the 2008-2013 excavation plans at Vindolanda, we hope to put a trench across where we think the road runs (through the north field) to locate the road and see just what it was made of as it runs past Vindolanda. I take it we can sign you three gents up for that trench? A real modern road gang, I'll get the uniforms ready for the three of you.

best,


Andrew
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