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8:05 PM - Jul 13, 2011 #11

Brilliant, El Kevano. And much appreciated. I can almost smell the anerobes across the Atlantic!

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9:06 AM - Jul 14, 2011 #12

Cheers Kev I owe you beer for putting those photo's up next time I'm passing. Great work by the teams.
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10:02 AM - Jul 14, 2011 #13

Nice one Kev, thanks. I'm missing the centurian's apartment, spent so long in there I was beginning to feel at home!
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3:29 PM - Jul 14, 2011 #14

This does all look pretty excellent. I'll be passing through this weekend on my way to Alston, so I'll pop in and have a better look.
Can't wait! :D
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4:03 PM - Jul 17, 2011 #15

Many thanks for taking time to keep us all informed Kev - we're all hungry for updates. It all looks amazingly different from May.
Hope to get up in August/September and see for myself.
Happy digging
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12:50 AM - Jul 18, 2011 #16

I love the picture going up the 3rd-4th C north-south roadway, with the late 2nd C Antonine barrack under it, and then the early-mid 2nd C staining under that. Good luck to the folks who need to figure it all out in the end!

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1:26 PM - Jul 18, 2011 #17

Thanks for the rather tantalising photos Kev. Have you got plenty of pot for me to wash next week while I'm banned from actually digging?
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4:26 PM - Jul 18, 2011 #18

plenty for you sue - and lots of great pre hadrianic pot too!
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7:21 PM - Jul 20, 2011 #19

I was digging at the south end of Temple Avenue in weeks 14 and 15. To begin with (c. 60cm depth), there were constant changes in coloration and texture - grey and bright orange squishy clay alternating with iron pan, packed stones and drier earth - and barely any artefacts. About 20cm further down though, these impressive beam slots began to show up! You can clearly see a grey cross shape (room divide?) in the clay natural that would have housed a wooden sleeper with upright posts struck through it; the lack of finds was probably due to the floor level being elevated above these scant foundations. To the left of the picture we later found what seemed to be pit filled with organic material and a scrap of leather. One possible idea is that this area housed cavalry horses in Vindolanda's earliest years. That this is and always was a particularly wet part of the site was borne out by the trench's undulating cross-section and the amount of baling needed each morning after spells of rain: why ever did the Romans build here?!
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7:24 PM - Jul 20, 2011 #20

That sounds interesting Kev. If anything needs doing down in the museum or anything I'm up for that too, just can't get down on my hands and knees or handle soil due to infection risk. Grrr!!!

Glad I got my digging fix in May!
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