"AAAA Team" alias "Human JCBs"

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3:31 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #1

Hi everyone just thought it was about time I put a couple of pictures on here. Having had a fantastic two weeks from 20th May to 2nd June, both in areas A and B.
Highlight, well finding the Antonine fort wall of course.
Pardon the pun! :lol:
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3:38 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #2

That was the first day view of the wall. So now I have worked out how to post pictures here are some more. :rolleyes:
Kate "look what we found"
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3:47 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #3

I would like to thank the team lead by Matt for being great trench buddies and Andy, Beth and Robin for the encouragement! B)
The turf cutters, Pam and Kate. Who needs Alan Titchmarch?
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3:53 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #4

Want more?
Looks like the 80 year old mystery is solved!
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3:59 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #5

The supercharged team leader of the HJCBs takes his pick to extend the trench.
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4:07 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #6

I would like to introduce you to the smallest member of the team, or should I say he would have been if he had made it on to site.
Before leaving my accomodation one morning I was putting on my boots when my left foot would not go in to my boot.
I reached in thinking I had left a rolled up sock in there over night. Imagine my surprise when I pulled out Mr Toad, alive but a little sleepy. He must have climbed in to get warm overnight.
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4:13 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #7

I did an extra day with the team before moving on to area B and the others had been joined by four more team members.
Here is Sue,Kate and Robin discussing the wall in the enlarged trench.
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4:20 PM - Jun 14, 2007 #8

Just thought some of you might like to see the Midlands answer to the "Angel of the north". This statue stands just outside Brownhills, in an old coal mining area of Cannock Chase. Not too far from my childhood village.
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3:55 PM - Jun 16, 2007 #9

Thanks Brian. Those are great pictures! I guess the Trust knows what team to call when they need age-old archaeology questions answered at Vindolanda: the "AAAA" Team! Human JCBs to the rescue!!
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5:50 PM - Jun 16, 2007 #10

These are great Bryan. I think Matt is right. Any more 80 year old mysteries waiting to se solved?
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