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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!

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
Hey Sue! Yeah, I was going to add a two-tone list, but that seemed like it could quickly spiral out of control. Plus, if I did that, then the plaid, print, & paisley crowd would feel left out, and it could all get ugly.

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
Cheers Andy!

I guarantee that nobody who doesn't stuff the ballot will be half as likely to not stuff half the ballots in their next go round. So help me. B)

Oh, also, when's your drop-dead date? I threw the poll up there to run through the end of the year, just as a placeholder.

Trekking Hadrian's Wall
From the October 2009 issue of "Smithsonian" magazine (hat tip to WeDig'er Badger, thanks!).

A 4-pager, which I won't reproduce here but rather give the link: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Trekking-Hadrians-Wall.html

Excellent article from someone experiencing Wall country (and, from the sounds of it, strenuous hiking) for the first time! A good bit on Vindolanda, and a fun read in its entirety. The Web site also has some nice links & an interactive feature on trekking the Wall.

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
Heh! Just great timing. I happened to pop on to see if there was any admin maintenance needing, and I saw your post. Looked like the perfect time to cobble together WeDig's first ever poll!

2010 T-Shirt Colour Preference
What a great idea.

Done! (For a moment, I considered not adding Blue. But I thought that might be evil. :D )

Rather partial to a nice dark red myself. It'll be fun to see what the crowd comes up with.

Link to a couple diggers' dig blog
Hi all. Found this neat blog (termed a "blig"?? I'm getting so old & out of touch) from a couple young ladies who were digging in the last excavation week. Great pics, funny stories, and a neat site.


Area A from Dave Forster
And the last one. Looks like a pretty nice way to end a digging season. Thanks, Dave!

Area A from Dave Forster
Couple more!

Area A from Dave Forster
More pics

Area A from Dave Forster
Posting this at request of WeDig'er Dave Forster, who was having "technical difficulties." B)

From Dave's email:

"The titles are in the picture name, but some description is shown below.

The Drain Area

Myself, my buddy John and our two "apprentices", Ami and Flora had the honour of removing a fine, late drain (day 1 photo). Underneath the drain and the late cobbles was a much earlier and ather nice cbbled surface. The "destruction (controlled)" of the drain was rather satisfying. There were a number of good finds, but the rather special one was a piece of painted mortaria and a spindle whirl.

The Barracks (east)
John and I were posted to this location for the forst two days and cleaned up the roadway in front of this barrack room. We did spend a considerable amount of time talking to the public (customers) an showing them our fine array of finds, among which was part of an ointment mixing pallette.

Barcombe Hill
The photo shows what I have ben lead to believe is a Roman carving of a phallus. I do not share that opinion, it looks more like a mouses head and Roman....not sure about that. Comments/debate please."