Area A The Barracks

MichaelH
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8:54 PM - May 12, 2009 #1

May 7th looking south over the barracks area.
In the background is the main east/west paved road and beyond that are the granaries.
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MichaelH
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8:58 PM - May 12, 2009 #2

May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
Central area of the barracks. The buildings shapes and sizes vary and were changed over time from 3rd century barracks to 4th century and later, houses. Most of what we see is from 4th century and later. Up to this week (4) there are up to four rows of buildings north of the road.
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MichaelH
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9:01 PM - May 12, 2009 #3

May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
The buildings here are separated by an alleyway. The intervallum road (running north/south) is off to the right but can be seen continuing south alongside the granary, beyond the road
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MichaelH
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9:04 PM - May 12, 2009 #4

May 7th. The fort’s western wall, just north of the gatehouse. The western wall of the first fort is leaning outwards here. The larger stones of the second fort wall were built over the remains, but the inner face was only supported by earth.
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11:33 AM - May 13, 2009 #5

Thank you Michael - its great to see the progress made since week 1.

See you in June,

Kate. :)
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7:27 PM - May 13, 2009 #6

It's certainly great to be back excavating and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and meeting up with friends and fellow fantatics!! How I've missed wheelding the pick axe!!! :D
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Averil&Ian
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11:01 PM - May 13, 2009 #7

Hi!
We've enjoyed keeping up to date via "We dig Vindolanda" and look forward to our turn to dig 14-18 June 2009 – just a month away!
Best Wishes, and much success before then,
Averil & Ian
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SacoHarry
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6:08 PM - May 15, 2009 #8

Righteous picture Anthea!!

Now, is that "whacking" or "bashing" you're performing there?
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12:55 AM - May 16, 2009 #9

If you like pick axe pix.....

I tell my non digging friends that the area cleared behind me was a good morning's work, time for tea.

T.Wolter
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MichaelH
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8:50 PM - May 25, 2009 #10

19th May. Looking NE ( Week 6 in Area ‘A’)
This is the eastern side of the barracks area.

Last week the soil heap was moved outside the fort’s north gate overlooking the Stanegate road. Travelling time 3 mins per trip, plus an altitude allowance! It’s a killer. :-/
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