I'm finally back from my foreign fieldwork, and have time report on a number of developments with Binchester that have occurred in my absence. Earlier on in the month we had return visit from Aerial-Cam who did some more excellent overhead photographs of this year's trench. It is possible to see most of the length of the excavated building now.
Today work has begun on the new phase of geophysics funded by the Roman Research Trust on 5ha of land to the north of the site. I'll post the results as soon as I have them.
Finally, after a long season, the site is being backfilled today. We are placing a layer of plastic over the trench to allow us to re-open it easily next year when the new season's work starts.
Soul Cake Challenge - Today Issy (no 1 Daughter) and myself did a little experiment in historical baking. We've been doing some Christmas cooking, but as we had all the spices...
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