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August 30th, 2012, 1:02 am #11

Thanks Sunny,
Photo 9 was a beauty. The details are so clear. I am intrigued with the area in photo 6 were I was digging in May/June as well. Is there any chance you could squeeze a summary from the 3 wise ones as to what they believe was happenning in the area and future plans for the area if any? Or are they just going to back fill and let nature reclaim.
Cheers Paul
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August 30th, 2012, 1:41 pm #12

Thanks for the pictures, we were just talking about finding shoes in another thread, and lo and behold, there's a cracker. Looks to be almost complete.
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August 31st, 2012, 7:37 pm #13

Hi All,

First... I said that the orange clay was not the natural, but I may have ‘misspoken’. Andy gave a round-up this afternoon and it seems that the site has been terraced, in order to take account of the slope, and that the orange clay is the natural, but in others it’s been re-deposited over earlier occupation levels and then built on. I’m sure that Andy will correct that if I’ve got it completely wrong, but it make sense of the occupation levels under the, apparently, natural clay.

Picture 1 shows the ‘natural’ but in the trench at the far end you can see it on top of earlier, pre-Hadrianic, occupation levels.

Hi Paul, all the slots in the orange clay are basically drainage gullies, to help them cope with all those $*!- springs, I guess. It’s all going to be backfilled to protect the archaeology until the next time (whenever that may be).

We’ve had pretty good weather this week (pic 2 is from this morning), with just a sprinkling of rain at the end of today, which didn’t deter us in the slightest. Today has been a shoe-fest. Andy and Kate were having trouble keeping up with all the finds, also including stamped samian, a couple of wooden combs, leather tent panels, a couple of stylus tablets and a bung for something like a barrel, half a a quern stone, a lovely flagon neck and a plasterer’s palette!

And finally, this is a warning, pic 3 shows what happens when there's a draw in the Tuesday quiz. It involved bananas. You have been warned.

Well, that’s 2012. Roll on 2013.



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August 31st, 2012, 9:00 pm #14

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August 31st, 2012, 9:02 pm #15

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August 31st, 2012, 9:11 pm #16


Well the end of the digging season but lots of thinking for Andy and team on a complex area. I have reposted Sunnys photos as she sent them throught to me in a reduced size.
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September 3rd, 2012, 9:02 pm #17

Some photos from last week (plus copy of Sunny's showing how not to win a Daily Mail Bridget Jones freebie CD).....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roymarsden ... 389154958/

Thanks to all for a great week.

Roy.
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