Today was great weather. Blue skies and clear visibility, just the day for motoring on the wall deconstruction and did the team on the wall motor but more about that later. First lets have a look at some of the finds today:
First we have a range of quern stone fragments
Then we found an interesting piece of slag with something embedded in it. This is going to be sent off for analysis to see whether it is slag from lead extraction process. This is important because Epiacum is in a lead mining area. This is the first slag found on the fort and is very exciting.
The slag has something embedded in it…
Is it from the Roman era, earlier or later?
We have then found a series of architectural stones from buildings…
And a grind stone. I have put it in black and white and colour. See the grinding marks?
And the last part of the first wall was dismantles today. I said todays crew were motoring in the good weather…
And all gone!
The weather is threatening to break tomorrow – more wet stuff on the way. I dropped off a big tub of dubbin for the student’s boots tonight. I think they might need it. My boots are prepared!
I am still stunned about the amount of archaeological material coming out of this wall.
That’s it for today. Bed time.
In this series:
- Operation Jericho – The Set up
- Day 1 Operation Jericho – The wall starts to fall-new finds
- Day 2 The weather is getting better
- Day 2 The walhttps://youtu.be/Vr4157FW1vcl reveals more secrets
- More Day 2 finds
- Day 3 Some good questions
- Day 3 finds and news about the wall
- Day 4 more wall fun
Overview of the project: