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Roundhouses at Vindolanda, why?; Discussion of the circular huts Vindo
Topic Started: Sep 11 2006, 10:09 AM (676 Views)
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Has soil sampling of the area around the roundhouses been tried? It seems that samples with high phosphate contents could lend credence to the theory of cavalry being stationed in the roundhouses. I don't know enough about sampling procedures to have an idea how long activities must be occuring to reliably show in the soil, though. If the roundhouses were used just a few years then sampling might not help much. Why north African cavalry, Andy? Are there inscriptions or some sort of information that you are using to get that gut feeling of yours?
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