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May 10th, 2012, 7:51 pm #21

And also 3 great shots from Pauline of the state of things yesterday before the deluge. Beautiful images of how the Period VI-B Severan ditch and causeway lay under the Period VII vicus road and aqueduct.








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May 10th, 2012, 9:24 pm #22



Above is a lead seal found Wednesday by Fiona and company. Said to fit over the bung of an amphora. Seems geometric rather than having useful info as to its origins. I understand that many were found at the huge storage depot at South Shields, but that overall they are uncommon as lead would usually be melted down.

As is appropriate in these matters, checked with supervisors and got the ok to post.

Fiona, if you want the full res. version click on your inbox top right for more info.

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May 11th, 2012, 6:55 am #23

Wind & rain continues to beat on the window, not looking good. Good gang of diggers this week made more than made up for the lost time.
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May 11th, 2012, 4:51 pm #24

Weather unexpectedly improved and a spirited half day of digging ensued. Jackets on and off every fifteen minutes of course.

Will post a few pics later.

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May 11th, 2012, 4:57 pm #25

Thanks everyone, I had a great week digging. The weather could have been better, but hey, you can't have it all! I hope it dries out fast for the next lot of victims/diggers and hope to be back soon.
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May 11th, 2012, 8:40 pm #26

Great lecture from Andy this morning and a sunny (ish) afternoon, a new area for Harry to add.
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May 11th, 2012, 9:06 pm #27

Brilliant pictures, you make it all look far more inviting that it must have been to work in.
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May 11th, 2012, 9:51 pm #28

Walked through the fort this morning before we knew the weather would lighten. All drains were full and overfull. I hope this image captures the "underwater archeology" of the moment:

Walking down to the vicus site I noted the huge slab removed a few weeks ago. No mysteries beneath, alas. Here it sits awaiting its fate:

On site one crew with Pierre (Brinno X), my brother Fred, Caroline and a new digger named Linda got to "near anarobe" levels. Here are some nice barrel staves or bucket parts.
Finally, Jeff, Snowglobe and myself were put to deturfing duty. A few enigmatic artifacts including this rather modern pull tab from a beer can! Andy, did you quaff this back in the 70s?
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May 11th, 2012, 10:23 pm #29

More great pics! Glad you were able to salvage something of the day. And exciting to see barrel/bucket bits!

So 4b & 4c are juuuuuust about to meet up, and then ... gosh, what to call the one out to the west of 4a? I think instead of extending the "4" madness to 4d, this new plot will get "7." Will try to work on the new plan over the weekend.
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May 13th, 2012, 7:20 pm #30

I am the sed newbie that found the lead Phallus :)

Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome, I will be back! ;)

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