That in part makes up for a day of very limited discoveries. Elsewhere on the site a few beads turned up, and quite a cargo of broken storage jars that may have been used for fill. But other than that...not much.
My digging partner and I were assigned to follow a wall. The only problem was, it was gone. Here is what we were supposed to follow:
The problem of course was stone robbers. Back in the 1700s and 1800s farmers who needed some nifty building stone would just drive their carts up to the old roman fort site and start digging out whatever sized stones they needed. Heck, it was free and much easier than cutting your own building stones.
To make matters worse I think they left the trench open long enough to fill in with clean silt, so my only finds of the day were a few pottery shards. Oh, and some nails. When you get mildly excited by this kind of find it has been an unproductive day. But as I mentioned, still a very pleasant one.