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Area A The Barracks; May 2009
Topic Started: May 12 2009, 03:54 PM (2,493 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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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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MichaelH
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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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MichaelH
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25th May. Looking SE. Photos looking around the area, the following photos follow on to the right hand side.

Thanks for all the comments folks :$

Michael
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MichaelH
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25th May. Looking South
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25th May. Looking SW
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MichaelH
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25th May. Looking West.
The white building in the distance was for the Roman re-enactment group called Comitatus taking part in a week long ďThe Living FrontierĒ event. (www.comitatus.net)
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MichaelH
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You liked the spoil heap? This is the south-west face :blink:
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