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Turf rampart just outside NW corner of S.F. II
Topic Started: May 19 2007, 02:11 PM (488 Views)
SacoHarry
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Just read Matt's great synopsis of last week's dig. Loving it! Got me curious though. Matt, you said that you were outside the NW corner of the IV Gaul fort (Stone Fort II), and you found turf rampart but no SF I wall. And then it looked like SF I's wall was possibly used as foundation for the SF II wall. So it sounds like the turf rampart you guys found was actually -outside- SF I's wall. Is that right? So what would the rampart have been for? The Severan fort? Something else?

- Harry
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Brilliant pic Andy! That's a true beauty of a wall. Small wonder it was reused as a foundation. And thanks for the clarification of what's where. It's strange that the Gauls would shift SF II a few meters south of SF I's footprint. Surely it would have been easier to reuse SF I's north & south walls just as they did with the east & west? Maybe the Severan structures obscured SF I's north & south walls so much that the Gauls just couldn't find them? Or maybe there had been a collapse or some kind of instability that they knew about? Each find really does bring up a half-dozen new questions doesn't it.

Man, I love archaeology.

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