Friday, June 21, 2013

Great onsite updates today

No sooner did I post yesterday about the sources of daily info, and two really good ones appear:

  • The Official Excavation blog run by the Trust has an excellent video post (Week 12) describing in detail the latest news on progress in the fort trench.
  • One of the students posted a really good summary of a day in the North Field, including his find of an intact Roman shoe, in an anaerobic deposit within a small pit.
Progress is rapidly being made in the north field; as they go deeper things seem to be becoming more and more interesting. The anaerobic layers at Vindolanda can contain fully intact leather (mainly shoes & pieces of tents), wooden items such as combs, and very occasionally writing tablets with Latin text still remaining.

OK, I've decided, I want to be in the field again...

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