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Unless otherwise noted, all plans below are unofficial interpretations only.
They are meant to help orient diggers & friends.
They are not designed to scale, nor to imply archaeological accuracy.

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Week 17; 25-29 July
Topic Started: Jul 27 2011, 11:17 AM (461 Views)
IanS
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Managed to get a few pictures of the ditch during my brief guest appearance last Friday...

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The ditch running underneath the roundhouse in the Centurian's appartment. It's not very obvious in this picture but the profile clearly shows several levels of occupation. The vertical indentations in the face of the profile are post holes and deeper down in the anaerobic levels is a wooden post in situ (above the centre of the second red stripe from the left on the pole).

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The ditch in a wider context running east - west.
Justin summed up this area perfectly as "Vindolanda in microcosm". Visible are the early ditch with evidence of several levels of the early forts, Antonine brick and cobbled floors, the Severan roundhouse and the 3rd century walls of the Centurian's apartment!

Sitting here, back at work, I envy those lucky enough to be there this week trying to find further traces of the ditch a few metres to the east (left on the photo above), should be fun and exciting!

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Damn, not sure what I did with the photos there, I'll try again...

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Hope that's better.

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