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Flurry of activity to complete with one more day to go
We have been very lucky with the weather over the last two weeks, but today we had some rain to contend with. Luckily, it did not hamper progress. Some more pottery turned up, and further digging revealed a possible earlier phase round house at the northern end.
digging in the rain NOT digging in the rain
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possible round house
News Record: 61     Updated: 16-07-2018 19:08:11

Celebrating success! July 15th
Today we took time to get together at the end of another long, hot day to celebrate what we have achieved. Delicious food at The Dales Bike Centre in Fremington and great company. Cheers!
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Last Friday Today
News Record: 60     Updated: 15-07-2018 17:22:48

Today, 14th July, we were pleased to welcome SWAAG founder Peter Denison-Edson and Dr Pete Wilson FSA, Head of Research Policy (Roman Archaeology) for English Heritage, Hon Chairman, Roman Antiquities Section, The Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society. While these two eminent historians toured the site with Philip and Rob, it was also good to speak to Local History Legend Jocelyn Campbell who joined us for the morning.. Dr Wilson considered our interpretation of the site and suggested that following the initial establishment of a round-house settlement, Romano-British occupants had used Roman civil engineering techniques such as terracing to optimise land use. Finds are consistent with Romano-British occupation. In an interesting development we have found a copper-alloy stylus in two parts, one yesterday and one today. This is the first indication that occupants of the site were literate.
Dr Wilson considers Philip's interpretation... ...and finds himself broadly in agreement
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Jocelyn, Sue, Flora and Peter Very pleasing to find the second half of the stylus today
News Record: 59     Updated: 14-07-2018 16:22:59

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