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Week 20; Aug 15-19
Topic Started: Aug 18 2011, 06:43 AM (530 Views)
SacoHarry
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Great tweets from Justin this week! Lots of organics in the pre-Hadrianic ditch within the later fort. And big defensive walls out in the vicus. The walls in the vicus come from one of two periods. Could be Period VI-A, the late Antonine period, ~AD 180-200. This was the time of "Stone Fort I," which sat in about the same location as the visible fort. To its west was an annex, tacked onto the main fort and protected by its own walls. In 2009, further south, a line of wall as well as a gate was found for this annex (details here). Alternately, could be Period VI-B, the short-lived Severan period ~AD 208-213. This was when Stone Fort I had been leveled and replaced by dozens of roundhouses, and a new odd little fort was raised to its west (where the current vicus sits).

So looks like an awesome week. WeDig'ers, please send in pics & thoughts to flesh it out for the rest of us!
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Hi Dougie. Pictures & posts are all up to volunteers. For most of the year we had a fab run, but it kind of went silent there in mid August. Hopefully a WeDig'er has pictures on their camera for those weeks & is just waiting for the right moment to post. :)

What part of the site were you digging? Were you inside the fort-proper or out in the vicus?
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