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Week 9; 28 May - 1 June
Topic Started: May 28 2012, 10:13 AM (2,208 Views)
GrahamShrimpton
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I have some pics from week 9. All from area 7b.

Only one pic from day 1 (28.05.12). De-turfing and extending 7b to the west.

Top right corner shows early excavation of possible drainage ditch which becomes clearer as week progresses.

EDITED to correctly identify this as area 7b.
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Tuesday 29.05.12. Western extension to 7b now de-turfed.

Top of pics 1 and 2 and right of pics 3 and 4 appear to show fallen walls. Lots of randomly piled stones but a number of them with flat facings.

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Tuesday 29.05.12 continued

Top right corner of pic shows further excavation of drainage ditch next to road surface. In this ditch an intaglio, possibly made of quartz and depicting a seated figure was found.
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Wednesday 30.05.12 and Thursday 31.05.12.

Pic 1 - Road surface beginning to show through and further excavation of drainage ditch to side of road.

On Thursday, below where the wheelbarrows sit in pic 1, an altar stone was found. See pics 2-4.


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Friday 01.06.12

Pic 1 - Road surface showing becoming clearer and drainage ditch extending.

Pic 2 - Drainage ditch to side of road.
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Friday 01.06.12 continued

Pic 1 - Final pic of western extension to trench 7b with collapsed wall? at rear.

Pics 2 and 3 - Piece of Samian found next to collapsed wall.
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