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Sophie
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Area A Digging journal / weather report from 17/06 - 5/07 courtesy of Anthea!

Week 1
Day 1
I'm digging with Sophie on what we thought was the Severan barrack block but we've found a vicus building has cut straight through it. We have had a findfest today - with the usual bag full of pottery and bone! The weather has been kind to us today and has stayed rain free and warm although the midges have been biting today!

DAy 2
The weather is being kind to us so far - no rain again today but the midges have been biting! Have found the other side of the barrack block wall and the vicus floor looks very odd in fact we thought it was a drain this morning. We had a few finds again today including a spinning whirl, a samien stamp and loads of pottery. We've been lifting some hefty stones again today.

Day 3
Sophie and I were helping with baling out for Sandy and Trudi this morning to try and get them into the good stuff but the trench just keeps on filling up with water - you who have dug before know what its like!! Sophie and I have almost cleared all the big stones although we have saved some for David next week - hee hee. We found several items which suggest the area might have been a workshop and lots of pottery and bone as usual. We're going into the goo tomorrow so we're really looking forward to that.

Day 4
Rained overnight and filled the trenches so baling out first thing but the sun shones all day today so everything started to dry out now thank goodness! Another good day today - still stone shifting though but nearly all cleared so ready to go down tomorrow after shifting a few more rocks. We found the usual pottery and bone and a few finds albiet not in very good condition!

Day 5
Last day was fairly good - another few small finds! Lots of pottery as usual We're all set to go down into the next context next week - we think it could be a ditch so should be good fun!






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