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a hole dug in the ground to hold a fence post


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It's been several years since my initial experience with digging multiple postholes, and I have learned a few things that would have been helpful to me at the time.
Digging up the past: Aerial view of Hen Gastell (main picture), the site being excavated (top), arrows showing some of the postholes (above) and an iron knife found there (below)
It did dig postholes a lot faster and easier than you could do the job by hand.
In the southwestern part of the terrace, there is a curvilinear line of five postholes averaging approximately 15 cm in diameter.
Stratigraphically, this component is associated with Layer V; culturally, this component is associated with a large rectangular house foundation (Feature 3) and associated postholes (Feature 6).
Postholes were prepared with 9-mm drills available in the post kit.
The remains feature a number of postholes which would have held wooden posts to support the walls and roof, probably covered with turf.
In 2002, archaeologists began excavations at the small prehistoric settlement and early medieval ringfort at the site in Londonderry/Derry, but found a size and complexity they had not expected: 74 roundhouses, two other structures, a large cobbled road surface and many cobbled pathways, dispersed postholes, a large square structure, and Neolithic pottery.
DISCOVERY The Shotton opencast mine near Cramlington shows postholes marking out a rectangular Anglo Saxon building which once stood there
men digging postholes for a sign a few days before, but assumed the sign would honor the local Senior League 2010 state champions.
If we want to build a worthy intellectual enclosure, we must first dig deep postholes.
Statistical analysis here impressively extracts four repeatedly used house sites from a forest of postholes.
Investigation of sites elsewhere in the locality suggest that, if archaeological remains are present, they will consist of pits, gullies, boundary ditches, and postholes cut into the natural sandstone, which is known to lies just beneath the modern ground surface.
Postholes and slots in the floors once anchored wooden furniture.