Naming buildings

2018: Covers in place to protect the floor surfaces. (Scott Pike)

The north end of Structure Twelve. (Scott Pike)

One of the most commonly asked questions is about the the structure numbers – how they are allocated and what do they represent?

The answer is quite simple.

The numbers generally represent the order in which the buildings were encountered. So the first discovered on site, back in 2003, was Structure One and the most recent, from 2018, was Structure Thirty-Four.

On saying that, some of the numbers are allocated during the post-excavation process when enough evidence points to a previously-excavated feature, or features, as representing individual structures.

Since Structure Thirty-Four was “named” we’ve added another four structures – three of which pre-date the discovery of Thirty-Four – bringing the total to 38.