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MichaelH
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1st photo
10th June. Looking north along the top of the fort wall. Here, on the right, the yellow clay rampart seems to be set back from the fort wall, (why? and would that clay layer be the top of the rampart?) Any comments, please edit.

2nd photo
Found in the soil layer; lots of broken pottery, bones, wasp nest, rusted nails and other pieces of iron.
WASP NEST!?.... which Nick put down quickly when a wasp popped out ^o)
A stone gaming board a bone hairpin and a knife. The tang, which fitted into the handle, was in remarkable condition compared to rusted nails etc. This is probably because of how the iron was heated and hammered to shape. For scale, ten pence piece is approx. 25mm dia.
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