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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!

Turf rampart just outside NW corner of S.F. II
Hi Harry,

I am going to quickly answer this one on Matt's behalf. Basically, we now know that both the turf and timber, and the stone phases of the Antonine fort wall's go north of the present north wall of the last stone fort at Vindolanda. Matt and his team of Kate, Bryan and Pam as well as the fantastic crew of last week, Richard, Lydia et al have done a great job in this area. First they found the turf ramparts, so we fixed that as going north, then, this week, they went lower and located the stone remains of stone fort 1 (which is also an Antonine fortification). As the trench progresses north we will hopefully be able to finally lay this particular ghost to rest, and fix in the location of the northern most defences of the Antonine fort's. It does look likely that the stangate road (Medieval + version) may be set into the north ditches for the Antonine fort's, rather than following a 'Roman' route which is I believe is further to north. In the next couple of years and with the next SMC we propose to locate the stanegate road 'Roman Version' once and for all, but this is a great start.

More annon from Matt I am sure. Photo attached speaks a thousand words.

best,

Andy

Area A continuing 2007
The floor of an earlier Severan building beneath site 29

Area A continuing 2007
The road gang, in all their glory, and Bob who likes to work on Roman drains.

Area A continuing 2007
Another beautiful day dawns on the Vindolanda excavation: Apologies to those who joined me in the first weeks of May, as they did not get the benefit of this sort of weather!

Area A continuing 2007
Mat et al on Matt's Antonine wall as it runs to the north east of the NE corner of stone fort 2. This is one deep trench, more to follow.

Area A continuing 2007
Another group picture

Area A continuing 2007
More recent excavators pics

2005-6 excavation report
Not a problem Bryan,

I'll save your copy for your arrival.

best,

Andy

2005-6 excavation report
Hi Everyone,

And many thank's to those of you who have already ordered a copy of the 2005-2006 excavation report. The good news is that we hope o recieve the first shipment of the new book sometime early next week, and we will be posting them out as soon as they arrive to those of you who have ordered a copy. Thus far around 130 of the volumes have been spoken for, which leaves some 100 copies on sale.

The book will go on general sale in the next couple of weeks so watch this space for futher details.

best,


Andy