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Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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I am starting to wonder if military building at Vindolanda has less to do with doctorine than personal taste. For instance the Antonine commander of the fort build his HQB facing south, but he also filled it with murals and scultpure worhiping the sun god. Would not be much sense in facing the building north under those circumstances. However, I am quite happy to concede that both a threat and a possible centre of population may have been to the south as well. Alas, neither of these have yet to be determined beyond doubt. Most settlement in Northumberland during the iron age seems to have been hill top related. Probably due to the lackof drainage in the valleys, and the scrub oak, brambles and good hunting.
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