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5:36 PM - Apr 30, 2010 #21

Great pictures & info as always Michael. I'm loving the armchair views! And I'm not alone -- your post has blown the lid off the "quickest-to-1000-page-views" record. Thanks a bunch for these.
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1:50 AM - May 11, 2010 #22

Continuing Michael's series of Area A views, mostly of the North South road from the north gate to the headquarters.

Here is where we started our first day. Note the color change in the rubble, we have taken off the first square of turf. The raised slab with the finds bag on top (we called it "the sofa") is a handy landmark.

Looking east

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1:53 AM - May 11, 2010 #23

Contrast with our day five shot!

The "sofa" is at about the level of the digger seen outside the fence.
This is taken looking from north to south. As we got further north the road surface was more intact.

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1:54 AM - May 11, 2010 #24

Day five again, this time standing at about our starting point and looking north.

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2:00 AM - May 11, 2010 #25

Detail of the east side of the road, as we again look from north to south. There was tumble from a barracks wall collapse, but also some massive stones mixed in as part of a post roman foundation. Evidence of post supports was also seen
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2:01 AM - May 11, 2010 #26

The Roadies

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3:23 AM - May 11, 2010 #27

Wow, you really did a lot in those 5 days; interesting pictures. I love the fact you can clearly see the road stones are worn from decades of heavy use. I'm thinking I may end up knowing those same stones rather well in 2 weeks time...
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1:07 PM - May 11, 2010 #28

Worn stones? Here's the sandal level view.
I should note that some of these pictures are courtesy of Brinno, who has a good camera and knows how to use it.
Guess the thread should be renamed April/May 2010

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1:51 PM - May 11, 2010 #29

Thank you so much for the pictures and the info. I look forward to seeing that road at the end of June. I will have a good camera, borrowed from my photographer husband, but my photography skills are minimal. :P But I'll do my best!

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3:10 PM - May 11, 2010 #30

They look pretty worn to me, very rounded/smooth...?

I'm planning to take lots of pictures and post as many as I'm able to. In addition to closeups of finds I want to try to establish a set spot on day one and retake from there as the digging develops through the week, to give a sort of time-lapse effect. We'll see if I've got the energy/inclination when push comes to shove. ;)
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