snowglobe
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9:38 PM - May 02, 2012 #21

I'm sure in the staff digging hut the theories are talked over but no word as to if it has been pinned down. Metcheck is showing a healthy amount of sun for week 6
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snowglobe
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6:49 PM - May 04, 2012 #22

Cold but generally sunny day with odd shower, some great progress made but plenty awaiting the weeks ahead. Harry has my photos so hopefully they show the site as of Friday finish.
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1:09 AM - May 05, 2012 #23

As Pete said, a great batch of end-of-week pictures. Amazing what's been done in little more than a month! Pete was working in the NE corner of 4a in the plan below:

Here in his words:


"Had some rain today hence a raindrop on the lens but it's been a good week for digging. This shot shows the old Birley trenches with interesting round structures, may be pre roman?"


"Looking east at the causeway over the Severan ditch today"


"Rainy shot of the road possibly built over the Flattened Severan rampart, nice new road drain appearing on right." (standing at S end of 4b, looking south)


"Looking south along the Severan ditch an interesting stain appearing (centre)"


"My trench cut into the ditch, two hard days clearing rock and clay cap. Water is now pouring in. No finds but the diggers further down the site found pond weed & twigs so the preservation in there shows promise. Roll on Monday. Paved slabs next to the wheelbarrow seem to be rising over another boggy area?"


"Looks like the north/south road great drainage ditches on both sides." (SE corner of 4c, looking north)


"Andy showing Tony Birley the ancestral trenches dug in the 30's. Now modern pumps helping keep then dry(ish)."
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3:43 AM - May 05, 2012 #24

Wow, great stuff, keep it coming...
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4:12 AM - May 05, 2012 #25

Thanks for sharing the photos.
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12:43 PM - May 05, 2012 #26

Question about the aqueduct. It obviously runs right toward the N/S vicus road. Back when it was operating, did it cross the road? Go under it? Was it an open water channel like a drain? A closed-off boxed channel that you had to walk over? Or did it terminate at the road in a (now gone) trough/tank?
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Bill Grigg
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8:14 PM - May 05, 2012 #27

Fantastic to see how much has happened since I was there in week 1 - we started on the section of road next to the aqueduct to the west of the access path.

Not due back for another week of digging until 25th June but hope to pop in on Wednesday (9th) to have a look at how things are going. I'm driving down to the south coast from Scotland over Wednesday/Thursday but will make a detour as there seems to be so much going on!

Bill
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7:00 AM - May 06, 2012 #28

Having a sunny weekend so decided to walk the wall from turret 33a over to Housesteads, wasn't banking on the snow that landed on me going over Sewingshields crag! Cold but sunny again, fields are snow free. Went north of the wall to look for a roman inscription up on Queens crag"60ft from the rabbit stone" however failed to find any trace,anyone else tried?
David was on site yesterday de turfing and keeping the pumps running, Welles are a must this season.
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7:42 AM - May 08, 2012 #29

week 5 team.

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