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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!

2008-2012 seasons
Dear wedigvindolanda members,

I am pleased to inform you all that the SMC (scheduled monument consent) has arrived for the 2008-2012 seasons. This is excellent news on many fronts, firstly, it secures the immediate future of the research on the site, and as such offers a wonderful oppertunity for people to experience archaeology at a Roman military site like Vindolanda. The scope of the project is far reaching, with work in both intra and extramural areas, as well as some very significant research in the field to the north of the site during the period proposed. Further details will follow on specific elements of the brief in due course, nearer the time of the exavation applications going live for 2008. The applications are due to open on the 1st of November as planned, and if there is any movement from that date I will inform the forum asap, although I don't anticipate any problems with the web site server this time around (touch wood!).

all of the best,

Andrew Birley
Director of Excavations
The Vindolanda Trust

Any News?
North gate?

alas no, no SMC for looking for north gate...this year.... watch this space for next SMC update which I hope to post very soon.



Hi Matt,

I try and try to encourage them, but they are very shy our excavators. Still, give me a couple of days and I'll get some pics up for you. Incidently, the fort wall north turn (Antonine) has been completely destroyed (thus far) by our Roman friends north of where we left it when you were here. Also, we are up to 16 tablets this year, two have potential to be crackers, one with possible ink writing on a wax tablet, the other the pen has gone through the wax and inscribed the tablet below in a beautiful script on two sides of the document. All Antonine thus far, so this is great if we can get something off them.