Oddities from the trenches

Badger
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Badger
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Joined: 1:10 PM - May 12, 2008

3:06 PM - May 21, 2012 #1

Safe at home, for me the 2012 Vindolanda season is fond memories and some lingering dirt under the fingernails!

Here is an unusual feature from the ditch near the Western edge of the (?) Severen North-South road:



Earlier theories notwithstanding (and how often they fail to stand up to new digging!) this is a tree. This is my fourth season on vicus duty and I do not recall seeing anything else like it.

Could later diggers keep an eye on this for me? Updated photo when the roots are cleaned up and perhaps some context?

You can spin whatever new theories you like (with the same probable results!). Just a weed growing in an abandoned ditch? A sacred yew? Somebodies idea of topiary or bonsai?

Keep me updated.....is there any other evidence of foliage? I have wondered about the process of demolition and rebuilding in the vicus. It might have been less methodical than in the fort.

Thanks and cheers to all

Tim Wolter
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SophieDobson
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10:52 AM - May 23, 2012 #2

I will certainly see what they make of it when I'm there at the beginning of June - just a week and a half away. It does look interesting.
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