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Continuing the catch-up:

(April 16 - April 20)

Week 3 was another drizzly, soggy slog. But much was done, including removal of large swaths of turf around the old aqueduct and to the NE of the storehouse (areas noted as 4a and 4b on the plan below):
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4b revealed more excellent cobbling representing a north-south vicus (3rd Century) roadway at the western edge of the main settlement. The far western bit of 4a revealed a deep, well-sealed early ditch (anyone know the period/age of this?), as well as a lot of clay and another Victorian field-drain pipe.

To the east of the footpath, closer to the bath house, work continued in areas 1a & 1b, and apparently around area 2 as well. But no reports on what was found there. As the rain continued, it seems that work was slowly shifted ever westward and toward higher ground.

Many thanks to maryb_10 for the great pictures and notes, which can be found here!
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