SacoHarry
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June 8th, 2012, 12:47 am #21

Thursday in the trenches, courtesy of Terry & Pauline, coming up! But first, the map from the end of Wk 9 again for reference:

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SacoHarry
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June 8th, 2012, 12:50 am #22

Terry says, "In the North Field, the north/south ditch was extended south to meet Sion and Hillary coming north. The ditch's southern end now lies under a pile of stones. A number of shallow sondages have been opened on the western edge of the site."




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June 8th, 2012, 1:02 am #23

"Main" trench shots.


A waterlogged area 8 from the south looking north across 8 & 7.


4a from north looking SW across to 5. The 4 parallel ditches/drains in area 5 really show nicely here.


Diggers eyeing their work. Sandy, is that you in blue??


4c from the south looking NW. Drains pressed back into service.


4b from the center of the road looking SW into "anaerobe gulch" and the ditch being excavated beyond it.

Thanks as always Terry!
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June 8th, 2012, 1:51 am #24

Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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June 8th, 2012, 4:04 am #25

Nice shots.
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June 8th, 2012, 6:37 pm #26

Hi Harry
Yes, that is indeed in me mudstained blue looking into my extremely soggy trench, which was in full receipt of water from the many springs flowing freely down the site. Those of you digging in the coming weeks will no doubt be glad to know that Andy, Justin and Alex have dug a huge sump into which as much water as possible is being diverted and pumped away. Those of you who have dug in previous weeks will no doubt be wishing they had done it before.

Sandy
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June 8th, 2012, 6:54 pm #27

As Justin advised above, incessant rain all day. Very informative lecture by Andrew this morning, followed by a walk around Barcombe Hill after lunch. A large number of intrepid souls were shown the Iron Age feature and the site of the Roman signal station. Surprisingly, the view from the monument wasn't too bad considering. Not exactly a gentle introduction to Vindolanda for the Canadian students, six lassies and two lads.
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June 8th, 2012, 7:24 pm #28

Sandy, even with that description I'm still missing my digging partner! One of these years there'll be a nice reunion!
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June 8th, 2012, 7:27 pm #29

Got a few nice shots just now from WeDig'er timadams, with captions:


"Terry photographing the cattle invasion of the North trench"


"Sean giving pointer to Terry"


"Midge invasion. Justin demonstrates the best way of coping with a hungry midge attack."
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June 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm #30

Fixed the cow-picture three-peat. :)
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