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Andrew has promised ice cream for the first trench that reaches the relevant shop near the West Gate entrance. I have been working on a couple of contenders Friday and today. We are searching for the source of the water that fed the channel (tank, spring, well?) So I call this area Headwaters:
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You can see the orientation with regards to the excavators shanty. In a north south direction it is roughly in line with the water channel.
A few interesting developments. Although quite soupy on Friday the trench to the east that we deturfed on Friday has a very nice metalled roadway (mentioned by Justin) and a possible Antonine/Severan round house peeking through. Of course a few stones in a rough curve can easily be over read, stay tuned.
The further west trench is still early days, one corroded coin and a bit of cross hatched floor tile.
Chief feature:
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Wet, heavy turf and plenty of it.

Nice digging today, colder tomorrow. Typical Vindo weather with occasional showers, but forecasts less dire than last week.

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Week 7 reports · 2012