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June 4th, 2012, 4:30 pm #41

...and most importantly, this beautiful Samian dish, stamped 'MICC...'. Andrew suspects that rubbish would have been periodically scoured out of the ditches and dumped in a big municipal rubbish heap (so far not found!). This dish would probably have been one of the last pieces of rubbish thrown in and is the first piece of datable evidence to be found for this feature. Yay! :D
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June 4th, 2012, 6:11 pm #42

Sorry for the delay to Day 5 digging, but have been driving around bonny Scotland all weekend.
We started cleaning the known gutters/drains with exception to the most westerly one, which was to wet to work on.
My drain in the corner although quite extensive defied all expectations and produced nothing except a few shards of pottery.
Ian and Marcels drain in the middle was the star with several good finds including a 3 legged cooking pot(minus one leg)
A couple of the girls were tasked to strip the top layer of the section between our drains only to find another large drain.
Hopefully a new team will continue to develop this area so we can work out what was happening here as Andrew and the team are scratching their heads at the moment.
Hope to see all next year
Paul
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June 4th, 2012, 6:30 pm #43

Here's a few of the rest of the site at days end.
Photo 1- Looking south at 4c
Photo 2 - Anearobic gully looking north
Photo 3 - 4b looking east from edge of 4d
Photo 4 - 4a looking east at Scott's wall
Photo 5 - 4d looking west at the futher extension after deturfing. This is now getting close to 7c/d just visible in the background
Photo 6 - 7b looking west showing the drain and stone work.
Photo 7 - 7b and d looking south showing road, drain and stonework.Both pits are combined now
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June 5th, 2012, 11:37 am #44

Tuesday 29.05.12. Western extension to 7b now de-turfed.

Top of pics 1 and 2 and right of pics 3 and 4 appear to show fallen walls. Lots of randomly piled stones but a number of them with flat facings.

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June 5th, 2012, 11:40 am #45

Tuesday 29.05.12 continued

Top right corner of pic shows further excavation of drainage ditch next to road surface. In this ditch an intaglio, possibly made of quartz and depicting a seated figure was found.
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June 5th, 2012, 11:56 am #46

Wednesday 30.05.12 and Thursday 31.05.12.

Pic 1 - Road surface beginning to show through and further excavation of drainage ditch to side of road.

On Thursday, below where the wheelbarrows sit in pic 1, an altar stone was found. See pics 2-4.


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June 5th, 2012, 12:06 pm #47

Friday 01.06.12

Pic 1 - Road surface showing becoming clearer and drainage ditch extending.

Pic 2 - Drainage ditch to side of road.
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June 5th, 2012, 12:22 pm #48

Friday 01.06.12 continued

Pic 1 - Final pic of western extension to trench 7b with collapsed wall? at rear.

Pics 2 and 3 - Piece of Samian found next to collapsed wall.
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