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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!

2011 Excavation season group photographs
week 12 the mid way point of the excavation season.


2011 Excavation season group photographs
Week 11 team

2011 Excavation season group photographs
week 10 the wet end!

Too wet to get photo in trench.

2011 Excavation season group photographs
week 9 - before the storm

Dating of Vindolanda
Writing tablets and dendro dates are the most useful. The Dendro for periods II-IV have given us precise dates to the nearest year. Several tablets have the date on them as well. After that, coins, pottery (mostly fluid on that one) and sequential archaeology help enormously.

best,

Andrew