'Area A'

MichaelH
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6:46 PM - Jun 11, 2010 #1

1st photo. 6th June looking north west.
The fort’s western rampart, most of which was dug during 2009, this is the remaining northern part.
The lower part (by the wheelbarrow) is clay. Ovens were often built into the rampart to reduce the fire risk to buildings. In the foreground is the intervallum road.

2nd photo. 10th June looking north.
The fort western wall on the left.
Sections through the rampart. Ramparts were built sloping up against the inside of the fort walls and probably had a walkway along the top, below the top of the wall.
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MichaelH
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6:55 PM - Jun 11, 2010 #2

1st photo
10th June. Looking north along the top of the fort wall. Here, on the right, the yellow clay rampart seems to be set back from the fort wall, (why? and would that clay layer be the top of the rampart?) Any comments, please edit.

2nd photo
Found in the soil layer; lots of broken pottery, bones, wasp nest, rusted nails and other pieces of iron.
WASP NEST!?.... which Nick put down quickly when a wasp popped out ^o)
A stone gaming board a bone hairpin and a knife. The tang, which fitted into the handle, was in remarkable condition compared to rusted nails etc. This is probably because of how the iron was heated and hammered to shape. For scale, ten pence piece is approx. 25mm dia.
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MichaelH
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7:00 PM - Jun 11, 2010 #3

1st photo. 10th June looking south.
More of the western rampart, on the left the intervallum road. The west gatehouse is in middle distance.

2nd photo. 7th June looking east.
Going down below the last floor level in one of the barrack rooms. A small square section of dark timber is just visible above the water, but timbers of the previous wooden fort were not found as expected.

Alex could you explain what was down there?
Instead of just standing there :D please!
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Mike C
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8:42 PM - Jun 11, 2010 #4

Once again great photos, there's never enough of them for me.

One question! where did you get the 10 pence from? ^o) you've never got any money when it's your turn to by the drinks!!!!!! :$
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MichaelH
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9:38 PM - Jun 11, 2010 #5

Thanks Michael C very good, up to your usual standard,
but its amazing what some people will do for ten pence.
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timadams
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4:00 PM - Jun 15, 2010 #6

Two panoramic views of Area A Barracks, looking North from main road. The first one is full of volunteer excavators, the second one is at tea break.
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4:06 PM - Jun 15, 2010 #7

Photo 1: Panoramic view of Area A Barracks looking Southwest from Northeast corner of excavation.

Photo 2: Team members hard at work in Area A Barracks looking North from main road.
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timadams
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4:11 PM - Jun 15, 2010 #8

Photo 1: Overall view of barracks side and outer walls from Northwest. The construction of the new Vindolanda housing center is visible in the distance on the left side.

Photo 2: Overall view of barracks area and outer walls from Northwest. The construction of the new Vindolanda housing center is visible in the distance on the left side.

Photo 3: Overall view of barracks area and outer walls from Southwest. The construction of the new Vindolanda housing center is visible in the distance on the right side.

Photo 4: West ramparts facing South from about mid-way.
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MichaelH
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8:11 PM - Jun 27, 2010 #9

10th June. Looking south from near the north gatehouse, just to show the remaining area of grass.

The main road is off to the left. In the centre the curving wall of a roundhouse (partly hidden by the raised area in the foreground). ^o) clearer on photo 23rd June
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MichaelH
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8:12 PM - Jun 27, 2010 #10

10th June. Looking west across the north road
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