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Area A. The Barracks; April 09
Topic Started: Apr 18 2009, 03:52 PM (1,114 Views)
Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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First few weeks proving that we have a complicated area to work on this year. 4th century buildings that appear to have been occupied well into the post Roman era, an intervallum road which has been re-surfaced at least two times beyond the last Roman coin and pottery level, all sitting above an earlier 3rd century barrack block. Special thanks to the first crews as usual for their super effort and I am looking forward to welcoming more of you during what will undoubtedly prove to be an excellent season. The most important aspect of which is that we are continuing to gather the data required to address the research question, 'was the fort wall the great divide?'

best,

Andrew
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Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Week starting the 26th of April.

The 4th century houses built over the remains of the 3rd century barracks, looking south towards the 2008 granary excavations.
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Andy
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more of the same but including the intervallum roadway
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Andy
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At the moment our best bet is that it is a rampart storm drain, stopping a deluge of water from reaching the road and accessing the front doors of buildings lining the intervallum road. However, that said, it only seems to continue for a few metres north of the gable end of the rampart house.....so we will have to see. Either way, there are significant voids beneath the stones. So as the saying goes,' it is all good'.
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