Field visit 20th February 2011

Thankfully the weather held out for the AVAS visit to a late Roman site currently being excavated by TVAS.  The site consists of a complex series of enclosures which enclose a number of kilns and a large post-built structure. The following photo shows a feature which includes a well preserved clay lined pit, which was possibly used in the preparation of materials for pottery production.

Roman clay lined pit

Clay lined pit

The following picture shows one of the kilns that is being excavated.  It was used to produced both fineware and mortaria.

Roman kiln

A very large post built structure is also indicated by a rectangular arrangement of large post holes, as show in the following photo:

Post holes

I have uploaded more photos to an AVAS Flickr account – see the sidebar for a link.  Many thanks to the TVAS staff who gave up their Sunday to show us around :-).

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