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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!

The 2008 Season
Vindolanda Geophysical survey.

At the moment the areas that are due for excavation are being surveyed by Timescape archaeological surveys. The results look promising, with buildings, wells, roads etc showing in the extramural areas, and at least one of the granaries coming out clearly on the plots of the interior of the fort. Due to contractual and copyright reasons I will not be able to share the plots with this group by uploading them, so you will have to wait and see the results when you come to Vindolanda for the excavations. There will be several publications in due course which will show the results, and we hope to make a small exhibition at the west gate entrance.

Best,

Andrew

The 2008 Season
Dear All,

Accommodation.

This is just a helpful reminder to everyone to remember to book their accommodation in the Vindolanda vicinity as soon as they can. We remind everyone who fills in the application form that they should consider this, especially if they are due to excavate over a bank holiday or a school holiday period. Vindolanda is set in a highly popular tourist area, and places to stay fill up accordingly.

Best,

Andrew

Thoughts for the 2008 season
A Happy New Year to all the Vindolanda excavators!

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are upto you have had a good start to 2008. We now officially have 14 weeks to go untilt he start of the 2008 excavation season, which kicks off on the 23rd of March. Start sharpening those trowels and building up those excavation muscles, as well as working on that strong consitution so that you can survive our excavation coffee.

best,

Andrew