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Great tweets from Justin this week! Lots of organics in the pre-Hadrianic ditch within the later fort. And big defensive walls out in the vicus. The walls in the vicus come from one of two periods. Could be Period VI-A, the late Antonine period, ~AD 180-200. This was the time of "Stone Fort I," which sat in about the same location as the visible fort. To its west was an annex, tacked onto the main fort and protected by its own walls. In 2009, further south, a line of wall as well as a gate was found for this annex (details here). Alternately, could be Period VI-B, the short-lived Severan period ~AD 208-213. This was when Stone Fort I had been leveled and replaced by dozens of roundhouses, and a new odd little fort was raised to its west (where the current vicus sits).

So looks like an awesome week. WeDig'ers, please send in pics & thoughts to flesh it out for the rest of us!
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Week 20 · 2011