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Remarkably, given the persistent rain around breakfast, we managed to get a full day in. Some sprinkles threatened to get heavy enough to close us down, but they eventually cleared up.

Beth and Alex are leading a group of six of us in the North Field, everyone else in the vicus. Plan is to keep it that way this week and probably next, weather permitting. We're trying to firm up what's happening with some ditches in the southern half of the trench. The stone ditches found earlier are all thought to be Victorian. Everything in the northern half is probably modern, no further work in that half likely this year. Spent the day getting very muddy, having to periodically bale out as water slowly leaked in. The ditch has a very clear gray clay base with gravel above, will get a picture tomorrow. Not very rich in finds, even pottery was rare, although a fair amount of animal bone turned up. A few other non-pottery finds, but nothing out of the ordinary for Vindolanda.

Not much i can say about the work in the vicus, Justin's tweet gives more info than I know, but at least one new trench opened (or possibly expanded?) nearer the temple, hope to get a picture tomorrow. Will try to pick the brains of the vicus diggers when I get the chance as the week goes on.

Overall a very productive day, and everyone very pleased to get a full day in. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Edited by Justin-T, Jul 17 2012, 02:31 PM.
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Week 16 · 2012