For the upcoming excavation season where will the digging take place? Andy, your group will be working in the north of the fort or in the extra-mural area near the bath house? Justin, will your team be expanding the area to the west of last season? How much of the area that was scraped of topsoil was excavated last season in your area, Justin? Some of the pictures show that most of the area was excavated beyond the removal of the topsoil. I'm wondering if I will be able to help track down the elusive Stanegate this season? I'm keen to get to grips with that field across the road to the north of the fort. That has got to have some great potential even beyond the magnetometry done a few years back.
No, no stanegate trenching this year, but it is in our plans to do so over the next 5 years of work. we will just have to see if those plans can be worked up to a state they can go forward.