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Session 5; May 27th - June 7th
Topic Started: May 26 2013, 05:49 AM (1,012 Views)
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I had a similar puzzlement. The stones all around it look to be of highly variable quality, yet the robber trench seems to be pretty well cleaned up. Or did the excavators indeed have to pick out all the crummy bits of rubble? But to imagine a cottage there? Hard to see it. Later buildings just got plopped down amidst whatever. Probably a layer of dirt to make the floor level.

A less appealing notion....maybe this was robbed out because it was a largely intact Roman building.....

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Nice view from Barcomb, thanks for posting it.

It looks from afar as if the goal of one layer down on the entire SE quadrant is on target. The spoil heap will be moving in the forseeable future but the overall situation looks to be "half way done and half the time gone". A far cry from last year....

If there were random rocks and rubble in the Great Robber Trench I suppose we may assume diligent stone robbers in the last couple hundred years.

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