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Session 3.1; stuff from the second half of session 3
Topic Started: May 5 2013, 12:45 PM (1,212 Views)
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As session three seems to be documented in great detail we shall break the weeks into two parts so as to lessen the scrolling required.

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A cloudy start but the day came good with a great warm sunny afternoon, more de turfing underway and features being defined
See today's end of day 360 photo, feedback seems to be good.
May 5th 360 photo
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Photos of today
Happy diggers in the sun, the walls seem to be subsiding in the right hand side of the photo
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Flagged floors and walls everywhere
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Paul taking the surface down with care
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A well earned tea break
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The barrow run
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The water tank found in 2012 about to be put to use again
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Edited by snowglobe, May 6 2013, 04:39 PM.
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As the above pix show, high skies and spirits on site today. Small finds popping up, usually in the trench of our Dutch colleague! I think the supervisors eventually just gave up and locked the survey range finder on his coordinates.

Floors and walls diving mysteriously.

Personally I spent the day chasing a floor into the depths. My only amusement of the day...

Here is a small find from last year. Made of lead it was probably a pattern for casting bronze versions as good luck charms...

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And today another find. A striking image but made of stone. No artifact this, but a superb example of a naturally formed "mudstone willy"!

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Another hot sunny day on site, work continues a pace, a film crew form Sky came to film today pictures later, till then a 360 photo to view

Vindolanda 360 7th May

Yua being interviewed by Sky and Holly
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Our star digger being filmed, can't remember seeing such a well dressed camera operator!
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Looking east at the walls
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Edited by snowglobe, May 7 2013, 12:35 PM.
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Hmmm, cannot see today's 360 even after installing Silverlight. Could see the previous 2 but on a different machine.
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Sol Invictus reigned Supreme on site today. In six seasons of digging this time of year today was the first day I walked down the Stanegate in the morning in a t-shirt!

The sun and warmth made for some fascinating headgear choices.

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The classic Indiana Jones...


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A dapper Snowglobe in Foriegn Legionaire garb.

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And an enigmatic muscular fellow channeling Lawrence of Arabia!

Various things popping up around the site...I seem to have a bit of stone column dumped in the saggy portion of my floor.

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Great shots as always thanks Pete and Badger - Is that a return finally on the great wall?

Just looking back at a couple of last years weather - thought it might remind and compare with conditions a year ago.

Happy Digging.
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As regular excavators know the Twice Brewed Pub is officially the holder of the worst pub quiz in England and possibly everywhere else? Tonight due to a tragic accident another team failed to win and "Team Brian" forged ahead the win the star prize of a Peter and the Wolf LP (the special beer stained addition)

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What I want to know is who gets the Peter & the Wolf LP? How is the selection made? Hopefully a good Roman system was employed.
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The "relic of Brian" is now safely installed in the diggers hut for future excavators to marvel at or possibly throw darts at! Attached photo shows its stately progression onto site.
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Not the best of days weatherise yesterday but there wasn't much time lost to rain, currently its a glorious looking day out there but change may be on its way?
The search for the intervallum road continues
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Beautifully cleaned wall running north south
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Week 6 video blog by Andy up on YouTube:

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A day of mixed wether, sun in the morning followed by a rummage for wooly hats in the afternoon but not a moment lost to rain. The large late roman building seems to be getting larger by the day! Perhaps session 4 will find the missing wall?
The intervallum road causes much pre lunch speculation
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The deturfing and search for flags continues in the morning sun
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The view from the spoil heap
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And finally the 360 photo link
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One more day left, session 4 diggers don't forget your cameras
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Guys,
There doen't seem to be any mention of team photos this year.
Is Andy still taking group shots on the final Friday? Is there any chance of posting them?
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