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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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are darker, though not deep enough to be called black; and at
others still, although less frequently, they are distinctly black
fine lines. Differences such as these appeared in the dark lines
in the Croy sections, at, for example, section Croy No. 11; but
here at Seabeg the faint tints are the rule. Generally speaking,
the layering at this section is so ill defined that, if invariable
experience hitherto had not led to the lines being carefully
looked for, they might have escaped notice altogether. Four of
them, however, are certain. Samples of them have been sub-
mitted to the usual analysis. The first, a thin dark line on the
stone bottom, contained 8-26 per cent, of vegetable matter; the
second, 10 inches above the bottom, had 8"2 per cent.; the
third, 14 inches above the bottom, had 5'6 per cent.; the fourth,
4 inches higher, had 5"6 per cent. also. The layers are not pro-
tracted beyond the kerbs. The berm is 17 feet 10 inches broad.
The fosse here is grown up to a rather greater extent than is
usual in Seabegs Wood; its present width is about 40 feet.
The outer mound having been cut in upon for the road on the
bank of the canal, no statement can be made as to its original

To the rear of the vallum, 155 feet south of the south kerb, a
well-marked section of the military way is exposed, the course it
here takes being 12 feet higher up the slope than the site chosen
for the vallum. The road is 18 feet broad and has a bottom of
unsquared freestone blocks, about \\ feet long and half as thick,
with some whinstones intermixed. Over these, there is laid a
layer of smaller and broken stones, those on the surface showing
signs of wear. The kerbstones, not at all outstanding, are of
whinstone. A strip of soil, varying in thickness from 3 inches on
the centre to 5 inches on the south kerb and 7 inches on the north
kerb, covers the way, the course of which is readily traceable
through the wood by occasional surface stones peeping through
the overgrowth. There is no trace of lime in the section of the
road. A quarry of yellowish white sandstone similar to that
found in the base of the vallum and in the substance of the road
is in this vicinity—at Dalnair farm about half a mile west of
this section.
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