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SacoHarry
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END OF WEEK 4

Site #2 has been the heart of the activity this week.
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Reports and pictures are showing really impressive features. Below the latest fort, Stone Fort II, many of the Severan "roundhouses" are showing up, including ovens & hearths in their midst. Below them are well-preserved barracks, roadways, and roadside drains of Stone Fort I. The find of a piece of samian pottery with a repair made in lead emphasizes how prized these plates & bowls were.

Many of the SFI barrack walls seem to be slumped into an earlier north-south ditch. If so, this is odd, as this area would also have been within the walls of the earlier forts. A ditch running inside a fort? Elsewhere, curious stones by the temple at the north of the fort suggest possibly a gated entrance to that section of fort/fort road.

Looks like another great week of digging. Photos have come in and I'll try to get them (and their links) up soon!
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Area of Excavations 2011 · 2011