Fiona D
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May 30th, 2012, 3:34 pm #21

Yep - close-up makes things a lot clearer - Thanks for great photos of trench Paul - hope you're enjoying the weather now it's more what you're used to! Hope you get down to clay to see what's happening down there.

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May 30th, 2012, 3:46 pm #22

Oh no. We can't call 4d "Sunny Valley" any more, despite the ironic turn in the weather ;)



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May 30th, 2012, 4:18 pm #23

Seems like we could use a long term solution to the naming system. How about a 10m grid, using the fort sides to establish starting lines? It could be spread over the whole site to include the North field, the fort, wherever. We could use a typical mapping coordinate system with say, A-Z on the y-axis, numbers on the x-axis. Then you can say work is in E15, or if you want more precision, could use 5m grid, or just divide the 10m grid squares into quadrants, ie: "trench opened today in the NE quadrant of E15".

I did a VERY quick version to show you what I mean (see below). Lines are not exactly 10m, but reasonably close, so you can see roughly how much it divides up the site. This system also has the advantage that someone at the site can measure things out from landmarks and tell you exactly where their trench is and can easily be placed on the grid. If people think this is a good idea I will volunteer to set up an image with an accurate grid overlaid on it.

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May 30th, 2012, 4:18 pm #24

mooseandhobbes wrote:Oh no. We can't call 4d "Sunny Valley" any more, despite the ironic turn in the weather ;)


The whole idea of you as a 'valley girl' makes me rolf.

Thanks for the grid, Justin.

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May 30th, 2012, 5:32 pm #25

Justin, I'm intrigued by that idea. I admit, it -would- be nice to have something that's standard from year to year and that WeDig'ers would like to use. Take out a lot of the guesswork and head-scratching about how to relate pictures to maps/plans. Interested to hear what other folks say.
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May 30th, 2012, 5:41 pm #26

Ok,
Day 3 in 4"something"
We continued cleaning out the 3 definite drain/trench systems today although our anticipated hoarde of finds didn't eventuate.
My drain drops quite dramatically the futher we progress. It is at least 12 inches lower than the week 7 finishing point.
As can be seen in the pictures it is also opening out.
The middle drain petered out but Ian and Marcel are still working there for the moment.
The surprising trench is Horse Head Gully, after Dave's spectacular finds during week 7 this has become very sterile in finds.
Lots of bones in all drains, a deer antler and pig tusk in Lynn and my drain but thats about it.
Better luck tomorrow.
cheers Paul
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May 30th, 2012, 6:04 pm #27

Maybe everything should just be "4-something" from here on out. I like that!

Love the pics, especially:



I got those 3 drains/ditches right, right? (For those keeping track, this is standing in the north of 4a at the western edge of the aqueduct; looking south into what's becoming 4d.)

Were these defenses at all? Or just basic drains/water channels for the early forts?
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May 30th, 2012, 6:36 pm #28

There doesn't seem to be any other photos being posted so here a few of the rest of the site where the group have worked this week.
First two are of the trenches opened looking for the water sump(7c I think)
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May 30th, 2012, 6:39 pm #29

Part 2
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May 30th, 2012, 6:47 pm #30

New trench south of 7C
Sorry about the numerous posts but I have to work out how to reduce photo size.
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