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Viewing Single Post From: Area B 2007: A synopsis
Justin
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Area B concentrated on an area in the west of the extra-mural settlement, immediately to the southeast of the two small temple-tombs excavated in 2006. The following is a brief chronological outline of the main features excavated.

1. A limited number of ard, or plough, marks were visible in the far west of the excavated area. These had been cut into the natural orange ground clay and appear to have been the earliest human activity on this part of the site. Their appearance, some 250m away from the western defences of the earliest forts at Vindolanda, is perhaps unsurprising given the amount of agricultural activity which must have taken place relatively near to the fort. Obviously an exact date is impossible to ascribe, but the large post pits of early second century date appeared to cut through them meaning they were likely to have been cut sometime before AD 101.
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Area B 2007: A synopsis · 2007