Forum rules
Share with care! Please keep in mind that this forum is a public venue. Admins and Vindolanda staff reserve the right to edit and/or delete postings that might tempt looters, robbers, and other unsavory sorts.
Duncan
Member
Duncan
Member
Joined: November 8th, 2006, 7:59 pm

September 6th, 2007, 2:19 pm #21

Hi Matt, whats the origins of your artefacts, Spanish, Native American or other?

Duncan
Quote
Like
Share

MBetz
Member
MBetz
Member
Joined: November 2nd, 2006, 11:10 am

September 6th, 2007, 9:41 pm #22

Duncan:
The pottery is Native American spanning a period from 500-700 AD. Some of it is desorated which helps those higher up work out the actual timeline. Yes I am just another human JCB at this job, too! Shell tools are turning up that have been brought from the Gulf coast which is about six miles from the area. The shells are turned into hammers, and drinking vessels, and even awls. But others like oyster and clam are discarded food shell. The finds keep me going in the hundred degree heat on black sandy soil. Some days I think I am going to melt away! No Spanish artefacts as far south as I am on the Gulf coast of Florida.
Matt
Last edited by MBetz on September 29th, 2008, 2:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Quote
Like
Share

brypop
Member
brypop
Member
Joined: December 6th, 2006, 11:47 pm

September 7th, 2007, 11:34 pm #23

Sounds like fun Matt. The weather here in Bournemouth has been pretty hot and sticky and I have been digging roman wells, roman/Iron age graves and even neolithic houses. Will tell you more at a later date.
Would love to see any photos of the pots which you have been finding as I have a volume about american pottery styles and fabrics.
Speak to you all again soon
Bryan :rolleyes: B)
Quote
Like
Share

Andy
Member
Andy
Member
Joined: September 11th, 2006, 2:15 pm

October 3rd, 2007, 8:15 am #24

Pictures of the last week on area A excavations. Next to the fort wall a rubble burm, and beyond that, beneath the rubble roadway outside the vicus workshops, the start of a large Antonine ditch, which produced c15 shoes a day, a couple of wooden combs and a huge amount of animal bone including two dogs, a goat, and over 16 complete or partial cattle skulls.
last_excavation_2007_002.jpg
Last edited by Andy on January 27th, 2009, 12:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Andy
Member
Andy
Member
Joined: September 11th, 2006, 2:15 pm

October 3rd, 2007, 8:16 am #25

The second last team photo
last_excavation_2007_003.jpg
Last edited by Andy on January 27th, 2009, 12:50 am, edited 2 times in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Andy
Member
Andy
Member
Joined: September 11th, 2006, 2:15 pm

October 3rd, 2007, 8:21 am #26

The last team of 2007 for area A. Thanks to everyone for their help, support and super human effort this year.
last_excavation_2007_001.jpg
Last edited by Andy on January 27th, 2009, 12:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 31st, 2007, 3:24 pm

September 6th, 2008, 7:56 am #27

haha iv only just seen this andy, laura the great is a very suitin name!! i forgot to take a picture of that wall i spent days diggin up. lots of pics of drunkeness tho, thats tellin me somethin isnt it!!
Quote
Like
Share

otis
Member
otis
Member
Joined: September 20th, 2009, 2:34 pm

September 20th, 2009, 3:43 pm #28

Fantastic pictures!
Quote
Like
Share