Not too much to report today as I was only on site until lunchtime and I was caught up with visitors most of the morning. We started today with facing one of the challenges that all this sun has been presenting us with- the difficulty of getting decent site photos without massive shadows. As you can see from the photo, we managed this by a little ingenuity and a lot of tarpaulin. Elsewhere in Trench 2 there was more digging of the big slot in the large room. To the south the roadside ditch continues to become clearer although we still have some problems reconciling the alignments of the ditch in different parts of the site.
In Trench 1, more planning, and crucially a renewed attack on the interior of the barrack at the southern end of the building, as well as more work in area to its east. In the northern compartment, more beautiful cobbles appearing! The latrine is getting deeper and the tower is becoming better defined with more rubble being removed.
Apologies for the brevity of today's entry - I'm entirely off site tomorrow, so unless someone lets me have an entry tomorrow, the next update will be Monday- the last week of this year's season!
(todays photo thanks to Tony Metcalfe)
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