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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!

Dig photo's from 2006
This is what happens when two guys and a petrol can say, "I know how to get rid of that hornet's nest". Not naming names... Andy...

Roundhouses at Vindolanda, why?
Hello Andy! Nice way to kick off the site!

So as a rank amateur, lemme shoot some questions back to the field:

- Is the size of the huts consistent with similar buildings of the same era whose use is known?
- Is there any record of official Roman policy towards locals in this era?
- What kind, if any, of small finds are there in the huts?
- Does the quality of the huts, roads, & drains suggest talented military or haphazard locals?
- Is it certain that the huts date from the same time as the Severan activity? Or could they date to a period after the Antonine fort was razed and before any more building activity took place?
- Were there any vicus buildings standing at this time? i.e. - were these huts built because there was nothing else there? Or because what was there wasn't suitable?

Oh, the quandary!
- Harry

Welcome to wedigvindolanda.com!
Hello Anthea! Welcome to the Forum! It feels like the Twicey at around 4PM right now I know (well, minus Muttonchops). But hopefully it'll be a fun crowd here soon! Wish I could be a fly on the wall at the multiple-birthday bash. Post pictures... if you dare. :)

- Harry