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Week 10; 4 June - 8 June
Topic Started: Jun 4 2012, 06:15 AM (1,097 Views)
SacoHarry
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Hi all. What's happening in the ever-widening trenches for Week 10?
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Justin-T
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The stones in the north field definitely look like, well, something... Maybe even a road?
Edited by Justin-T, Jun 5 2012, 11:13 PM.
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SacoHarry
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Today's collection from Terry & Pauline. First the North Field:

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The cobbling, walls, and other stonework coming up.

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Students from the University of West Ontario, plus Beth & Alex!

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An overview of the North Field trench with cobbling, stonework, and in far distance a ditch/drain being excavated down.
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More from Terry & Pauline on the day's goings-on in the "main" trenches:

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4a standing at the aqueduct looking S into the now four parallel N/S drains (the western-most being put back into service!)

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A feature in a corner of site 7 including a stone with some intriguing markings on it.

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I -believe- this comes from the south of area 4c (Is that right, Terry/Week-10'ers?). The possible remains of a stone watertank.

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Site 5, SE corner looking NW across the impressively-defined drain system.

Terry says "Midges stayed away, but showers didn't. No time lost however." Thanks again for the update!
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Great pictures again, interesting stuff everywhere you look...
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Terry S
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Harry - yes, the possible stone water tank is at the southern end of 4c.
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Thursday in the trenches, courtesy of Terry & Pauline, coming up! But first, the map from the end of Wk 9 again for reference:

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Terry says, "In the North Field, the north/south ditch was extended south to meet Sion and Hillary coming north. The ditch's southern end now lies under a pile of stones. A number of shallow sondages have been opened on the western edge of the site."

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"Main" trench shots.

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A waterlogged area 8 from the south looking north across 8 & 7.

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4a from north looking SW across to 5. The 4 parallel ditches/drains in area 5 really show nicely here.

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Diggers eyeing their work. Sandy, is that you in blue??

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4c from the south looking NW. Drains pressed back into service.

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4b from the center of the road looking SW into "anaerobe gulch" and the ditch being excavated beyond it.

Thanks as always Terry!
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Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Justin-T
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Nice shots.
Edited by Justin-T, Jun 8 2012, 10:55 PM.
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sandydeacon
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Hi Harry
Yes, that is indeed in me mudstained blue looking into my extremely soggy trench, which was in full receipt of water from the many springs flowing freely down the site. Those of you digging in the coming weeks will no doubt be glad to know that Andy, Justin and Alex have dug a huge sump into which as much water as possible is being diverted and pumped away. Those of you who have dug in previous weeks will no doubt be wishing they had done it before.

Sandy
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As Justin advised above, incessant rain all day. Very informative lecture by Andrew this morning, followed by a walk around Barcombe Hill after lunch. A large number of intrepid souls were shown the Iron Age feature and the site of the Roman signal station. Surprisingly, the view from the monument wasn't too bad considering. Not exactly a gentle introduction to Vindolanda for the Canadian students, six lassies and two lads.
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Sandy, even with that description I'm still missing my digging partner! One of these years there'll be a nice reunion!
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Got a few nice shots just now from WeDig'er timadams, with captions:

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"Terry photographing the cattle invasion of the North trench"

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"Sean giving pointer to Terry"

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"Midge invasion. Justin demonstrates the best way of coping with a hungry midge attack."
Edited by SacoHarry, Jun 8 2012, 06:13 PM.
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Fixed the cow-picture three-peat. :)
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