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Woot to the voids. Them Romans did love their drains, no?

For those who are trying to put the pics in context, below is a little map. The shaded area shows the extent of the current excavations within the visible fort. It is ridiculously inaccurate & not to scale, but it's a start! The southern tip of several barrack blocks (later converted into houses) runs along the north side of the main road. (Advice on how to tighten this pic up accuracy-wise would be most appreciated.) The western gate is visible in the map. North of its northern gatehouse is a late building built directly into the clay rampart mound that backed up against the inside of the fort. (A fairly similar building was found south of the southern gatehouse in 2006.)

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The current dig relates mostly to Periods VII through X (see the Digger's Guide for more detail on these periods), spanning about AD 213 all the way up to the 6th C post-Roman era. It's possible that earlier periods (likely VI through VI-B) could be uncovered, but they're not the focus this year.

And it all looks amazing and I'm psyched to see what comes up next!
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Area A. The Barracks · 2009