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MBetz
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Sign me up. I think Harry and Mr. Twicey would do well as a pair. No sharp objects for either, though. Must have safety at the excavation. I guess that leaves wheel barrow duty for them then. Any thought given to why the early fort or forts at Vindolanda faced south if the Stanegate was north of the site? Maybe an earlier road from the south was more important or maybe an indigenous settlement was nearby. I read that Roman Military Doctrine was to always face their fortifications towards the military threat (sounds pretty straight forward) so is it reasonable to wonder if the threat may then have been greater to the south than north in the early development of Vindolanda?
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