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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!


If you’d like to learn more about a particular topic, here’s a selected list. This is the tiniest fraction of a copious body of research, but should provide a ‘starting point’. Please be absolutely sure to visit the Vindolanda Museum Shop, or find them online here. They carry annual excavation reports and much else of interest concerning Vindolanda itself!


Birley, A. Garrison Life at Vindolanda: A Band of Brothers. Tempus Publishing Ltd., 2002.

Birley, E.B. Research on Hadrian's Wall. Kendal: Titus Wilson and Son, 1961.

Duncan-Jones, R. The Economy of the Roman Empire: Quantitative Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974.

Holder, P.A. The Roman Army in Britain. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982.

Jones, A.H.M. The Later Roman Empire 284-602: A Social Economic and Administrative Survey. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Luttwak, E.N. The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.

Parker, H.M.D. The Roman Legions. New York: Barnes and Noble, New ed. 1994.

Scullard, H.H.Roman Britain: Outpost of the Empire.Thames and Hudson, Ltd., New Ed, 1986

Syme, R. The Roman Revolution. Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks, Rev. ed, 2002.

Watson, G.R. The Roman Soldier. Thames and Hudson Ltd., New ed., 1985.

Webster, G. The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries. University of Oklahoma Press, New ed. of Revised 3red., 1998.


Obviously many specialist journals are available; however, a good launch point might be:

The Journal of Roman Studies, dealing with ‘things Roman’, and Britannia, focussing on Roman Britain. Pub. Roman Society. Their website may be found here.