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Area A The Barracks; May 2009
Topic Started: May 12 2009, 03:54 PM (2,610 Views)
MichaelH
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May 7th looking south over the barracks area.
In the background is the main east/west paved road and beyond that are the granaries.
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MichaelH
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May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
Central area of the barracks. The buildings shapes and sizes vary and were changed over time from 3rd century barracks to 4th century and later, houses. Most of what we see is from 4th century and later. Up to this week (4) there are up to four rows of buildings north of the road.
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MichaelH
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May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
The buildings here are separated by an alleyway. The intervallum road (running north/south) is off to the right but can be seen continuing south alongside the granary, beyond the road
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MichaelH
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May 7th. The fortís western wall, just north of the gatehouse. The western wall of the first fort is leaning outwards here. The larger stones of the second fort wall were built over the remains, but the inner face was only supported by earth.
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Thank you Michael - its great to see the progress made since week 1.

See you in June,

Kate. :)
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Anthea
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It's certainly great to be back excavating and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and meeting up with friends and fellow fantatics!! How I've missed wheelding the pick axe!!! :D
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Averil&Ian
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Hi!
We've enjoyed keeping up to date via "We dig Vindolanda" and look forward to our turn to dig 14-18 June 2009 Ė just a month away!
Best Wishes, and much success before then,
Averil & Ian
Edited by Averil&Ian, May 13 2009, 06:03 PM.
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SacoHarry
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Righteous picture Anthea!!

Now, is that "whacking" or "bashing" you're performing there?
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Badger
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If you like pick axe pix.....

I tell my non digging friends that the area cleared behind me was a good morning's work, time for tea.

T.Wolter
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MichaelH
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19th May. Looking NE ( Week 6 in Area ĎAí)
This is the eastern side of the barracks area.

Last week the soil heap was moved outside the fortís north gate overlooking the Stanegate road. Travelling time 3 mins per trip, plus an altitude allowance! Itís a killer. :-/
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19th May. Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo) This weeks excavation started from the wall on the left (or maybe between the two walls?)
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MichaelH
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21st May. Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo)
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MichaelH
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21st May Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo) From the green bucket, following a wall going north into the next building.
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Thanks Michael. There's been a lot done since week 1 in April. Good to see the fantastic progress.

Kate. :D
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aussiesue
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My first ever visit as an excavator started on May 10; I had a wonderful 2 weeks, thanks to the 'old hands' who helped me along the way. Attached is a photo looking southeast along the walkway in front of the barracks, as it was when I started work with others on the Sunday.
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