It's been a busy couple of days on site, with major new discoveries and some splendid finds! Starting in Trench 2, the highlight has undoubtedly been the discovery of lovely carved stone head by Alex. This was found in the dump layers in the main room in the probably bath building. It is clearly a Roman carving and typically Romano-British showing a mixture of classical and more localised stylistic traits. The first parallel that leapt to my mind on seeing it was the carved head of Antenociticus from Banwell- it has similar lentoid eyes, although the Benwell example is much more finely carved than our head. A number of people have commented on its appearance suggesting that it has an African appearance- this is something we need to consider deeply. If it is an image of an Africa, it is extremely important, although this identification is not certain. It has certainly split the specialists I've shown images of it to, some saying it is merely a stylistic feature, others plumping firmly for an African identity, and yet more remaining agnostic.