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Figure 32: Inner Saxon ditch. Section 6, Area 2
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The inner berm

Period 1 - The inner ditch has been cleaned out and probably deepened on more than one occasion, its fill cut into by the ditch of period 4.
Period 2 - The ditch has probably been cleaned out in periods 2A and 2C, and recut in period 4.
Period 3 - The ditch has been partly filled with stones - some of them large - in period 3. This fill appears to be associated with similar deposits on the berm. The ditch has subsequently become filled with various layers and lenses of earthy clay [535] - period 3B.
Period 4 - The ditch has been recut from a higher level by a shallow defensive ditch [544], and become filled with dark earthy clay [533]. This fill has itself been recut [555] and filled [531]. The area of the ditch has subsequently become covered with stoney humus (period 5).

Compare sections in similar positions in Figs 17, 23, 35