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This snapshot from Google Earth will hopefully help make sense of the three main dig sites mentioned in the report.

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Robin was to follow up discussion of the three in 1994's Vindolanda Research Reports, New Series, Volume 1: The Early Wooden Forts, Roman Army Museum Publications (Bardon Mill), pp. 131-132. Site I wasn't redug, but there is an interesting discussion of a likely Roman track down toward the Tyne making use of the site. Site II's eastern side was explored more fully, and it was confirmed as a foundry with a fairly long life. A later shed was discovered attached to the eastern side along the north wall. The stonework used in Site II seemed to be more closely related to Severan Period VI-B stonework than a Period VII vicus, making this building something of an enigma. Lastly, of Site III Robin notes that "there is little to add to the 1959 report's conclusion." Robin concluded from the evidence that it was "probably an orthodox civilian 'strip house', unremarkable except for the skill demonstrated by its builders' successful efforts to avoid subsidence in a dangerously unstable environment." It was entirely removed so that the early forts could be thorougly examined at this spot. And indeed the early Period II/III gateways were found lying a couple meters directly below.
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Excavations of 1959 · Reports & Papers