Well here we are in the last week! Seems to have gone fast but at the same time longer than three weeks ….. still lots of diggers raring to go every day even in the blazing temperatures we’ve been having…Trench 1 pretty well full of them today –
In fact Trench 1 has been having its big clean-up ready for photographs – but still a couple of features emerging which I’ll tell you about tomorrow. Here’s the bit where the ‘portico’ stands with a service road at one side of it and the intervallum at the other, I know you’ll agree that it’s looking wonderful!
Just a bit further up, near where Sue is trowelling…and believe me she’s v hot and v dusty.. looks a bit like a chimney sweep under that hair- …a great piece of probably mortarium has been excavated……here’s John holding it so that you can see the profile and rim…
and here’s another, running right under the surface as you can clearly see..
Sonia and Vicky think that the feature is general industrial activity some time after the big fort is closed, but attached to the fortlet… ? Do we have time to find out?
to ascertain the findspot for – guess what – yes, another melon bead!
and after that everything is ready for Ruth Leary, who’ll be visiting tomorrow to tell us more about the other pottery that we have. We have a piece of mystery pot (that I’ll show you tomorrow) and we’re hoping that Ruth can tell us all about it …..can’t wait!
Iam non erit vobis in cibum amicitia (friends, it’s time for food)