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The Antonine Wall report: being an account of excavations, etc., made under the direction of the Glasgow Archæological Society during 1890 - 93 — Glasgow, 1899

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5| inches vertical. They vary greatly in thickness though the
the colour is tolerably uniform—a deep mossy black. The
following details are taken at ^
a point 4 feet from the south X- /jSjii8§|f-.^ £

kerb. The first line rests on
the surface of the stone base
and is f inch thick; the second,
1\ inches above the base, is
barely perceptible, faint and
thin; the third, 6i inches above
the base, is firm and about 1
inch thick; the fourth, Ill-
inches above the base, is too

vague to be measurable. Sam- f JBj|te|||l|| ^

pies of the third line, and of
the congested mass in the centre,

yielded on analysis 16 and 37 Z
per cent, respectively of vege-
table matter. There are many
junctions of these lines resulting
in forks and angles with their |Jj
open ends towards the outside * f ~\l Z

of the vallum. There is plainly / 'l i ■ j §

no protraction of the lines be- rJ:i. ; :f '_*fE-j

yond a perpendicular drawn up / <\ |J W

from the faces of the kerbs, ,'/ ^

and there is no independent ~fW §

lamination beyond that line. f : ■ * Brri
The berm is 21 feet wide, and %
the fosse about 40. The latter, ; J / \ ,

as in Croy No. 1, is very much '^^^^^^^^B
filled up, so that its present ,: J f ~_|B| o

depth is little over 4 feet.
The outer mound is exceed-
ingly distinct. Its highest point
is exactly on a level with the
present surface of the vallum, and 19 inches above the present
edge of the scarp. Starting from the top of the counter-

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