Saturday, April 25, 2009

The postholes of the longhouses

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1972 was the season when a very large area was dug which revealed the Iron Age longhouses' post holes.  They show up perfectly in this photograph of Andrew Powell's, taken from just inside the rampart looking directly west across the cuttings.  One thing that looks faintly curious, to my eye at least, is the proximity of the huts to the cuttings the huts were always erected at some distance from the excavated areas.   For a different perspective on the same cuttings in the same season, see this aerial photograph which I posted in November.

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