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Week 10; 4 June - 8 June
Topic Started: Jun 4 2012, 06:15 AM (1,057 Views)
sarcanon
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Harry:

Indeed. The big stones you see in the photo of Site '1a' just posted do in fact align spot on with the large stones abutting the south of the aqueduct dividing trenches '4a' and '4b'. As for the Antonine wall on the north side of the aqueduct that I helped to uncover, when I was there in Week 8, Justin used the total station to take levels of the top of that wall, and the ground level of the continuation of that alignment on the east side of the path, i.e., in Site '1a'. The ground level of the far side in measured 50 cm higher than the top of the Antonine wall. So Justin was quite confident that with a bit of digging in '1a', it was highly likely the continuation of the Antonine wall would be found.

Now, that was the state of things in Week 8. It's entirely likely some intervening events have resulted in that hypothesis being chucked onto the spoil heap.
Edited by sarcanon, Jun 5 2012, 10:05 PM.
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