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3. At some stage before the Hadrianic fort was built, a series of drainage ditches had been cut to lead water away from the west, north and northeast of the site. Clearly this area of the site had been wet even in Roman times, and the excess water appears to have been channelled away to the southwest of the fort and into the head of the Doe syke. These ditches had gradually accumulated layer upon layer of refuse, probably dumped by those operating the industrial workshops just to the north. One of them contained two fragments of stylus tablet, which is the most westerly point at Vindolanda where tablets have been found.
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Area B 2007: A synopsis · 2007