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I had a similar puzzlement. The stones all around it look to be of highly variable quality, yet the robber trench seems to be pretty well cleaned up. Or did the excavators indeed have to pick out all the crummy bits of rubble? But to imagine a cottage there? Hard to see it. Later buildings just got plopped down amidst whatever. Probably a layer of dirt to make the floor level.

A less appealing notion....maybe this was robbed out because it was a largely intact Roman building.....

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Session 5 · 2013