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Lots of deturfing going on today, but Snowglobe and I were detailed to investigate an area apparently explored by antiquaries in the early 1800s. Their trench made its way up towards the Stone fort II wall near the East gate. There were a few finds, I guess the 1830's workmen and their supervisors were less interested in things like rampart contruction and late roman reuse. Right near the fort wall we found a series of wooden objects. Old, but certainly not Roman in a level where anaerobic preservation is not possible. Eventually Snowglobe removed one...

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No, not an implausibly intact ballista bolt. It seems to be a huge tent stake whittled from a sapling. It might have held up some kind of tarp.

In a probable 4th century wall is this worked stone. Not an altar it may have held painted plaster for decorative purposes.

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And finally the reappearance of a venerable Vindolanda artifact....

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Of course I meant the Boston Red Sox hat - seen for many seasons now - not its wearer the ever young Anthea!

Edited by Badger, Apr 29 2013, 05:04 PM.
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Session 3 · 2013