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MBetz
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The week of June 12-16 for Area B was a quagmire to be polite! Just two days of digging was had and one of those was topsoil removal. Plenty of backlogged pottery was washed and marked for deposit at the lab. The rain never really seem to let up from Wednesday through the weekend. Katie and I left on Sunday the 17th for Holy Island and the coast had good weather with a bit of sun peeking through. I know this past week Area A was able to dig most everyday. Anyone continuing to excavate the Antonine era stone fort 1 wall please post updates on your finds and pics as to what the archaeology looks like. Now that I am home I am already wanting to get back and dig some more! Being a human JCB is good for the weight loss!!

The one good day of digging on my last week did turn up a great find. Katie and I foound the lower half of a seated statuette commonly called a Dea Nutrix. The goddess is seated on a wicker chair commonly holding a baby or a cornucopia. Hopefully the upper part will be found in the ditch we were just getting into before the heavens released the flood. The detail of the gown is very sharp and shows little signs of wear.

Andy's area had a rather odd find of some gaffito on stone that looked like an alien. I will try to get a picture up as soon as I can. The grafitto was found this past week which ended for his team Thursday the 21st.

Matt
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Excavations · 2007