When you are sliding around in the mud up on The Hagg as we were doing earlier in the week, you come to appreciate what a luxury it must have been for the Romano-British residents to have flagged floors and paved areas to walk on. An interesting addition to the exterior of the putative roundhouse is this flagged "front porch" area just beyond the door sill. I imagine a covered area for storing outdoor shoes and a place for the dog to sleep!
We received some very positive feedback from lovely Arkengarthdale School after their visit on Wednesday. Quotes included:
"It really inspired me to try and find lots of fossils and find out more about being an archaeologist."
"I feel encouraged to learn more about the past!"
"I really enjoyed looking at the site you were digging because you have found lots of interesting things and have even uncovered a Roman house!" Also good this afternoon to welcome our ex-Chairman, Peter Denison-Edson, renowned local Roman expert and Hagg enthusiast. Some might say that without his drive and enthusiasm over the years, SWAAG might not be where we are today.
And finally, a photo of some circular worked stones which we take to be lids for storage vessels.
The door sill and attached "front porch"
Arkengarthdale School listening to my safety briefing before going on-site