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Week 19; 8 Aug - 12 Aug
Topic Started: Aug 11 2011, 08:14 AM (1,086 Views)
SacoHarry
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The theme of this week seems clear:

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Good luck to all slogging through, hope you get some sunshine & digging in!

(Note, these images are screen captures from the So How's the Weather? WeDig page. You can always check the page out and see live Webcams from throughout the region.)

EDIT: At the moment, the Newcastle Web-camera seems to have been knocked out of position and is just pointed down at the rooftop where it's mounted. Not a stirring image, that. But the others are all up & running.
Edited by SacoHarry, Aug 11 2011, 08:37 AM.
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Brilliant pic! Are the posts from a later period than the ditch? (i.e., a fence or wall that was built on top of the back-filled ditch?) Or were they defensive stakes at the outside lip of the ditch? (I'd never heard of the latter at Vindolanda, but there always seems to be some great new discovery each year.)
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Yikes, the swimming pool that is Vindolanda! Thanks much for the news Tom; that's very cool that you guys were able to come down on top of the ditch at least. I'll bet it was maddening to watch it get buried!
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I've got a fab set of the vicus photos on my computer that Terry & Pauline sent in. I've been remiss in getting them resized & uploaded. Will try to make sure to do that today.
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Here we go, some of the shots from PaulineM. First, the Flood:

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Next, out west of the fort in the vicus, the well-preserved 3rd-C drain, and well-made building foundations behind it:

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Lastly, just a few meters west of the well-made building foundations, diggers in Wk 19 revealed another fairly well-made wall fragment, but then a pretty terrible line of stones running off at an angle:

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For more, and higher-res, pics, check out Pauline's album here.

Attached is a little diagram showing about where the vicus trench is in relation to the rest of the site.
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