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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!

Area B Team Photos
Week 13.

Well who would have thought that a drain full of iron pan and a few roadways could be so much fun?!? :P An amazing week in a number of ways that was all topped off by wonderful weather and even better company. Than you all very much indeed for all your hard work, I think it will be a week that is remembered at Vindolanda for a long time to come. Highlight for me though has to be the first international Wiffle tournament to be held at the site - The sight of Sterling 'Roger Clemens' Rowe pitching out last ditch pinch hitter Justin 'Big Papi' Blake under the extreme pressure of TV video taping was something to behold! ;) I hope you all had a safe trip home and hope to see you again soon.

Area B Team Photos
Week 12.

Another good week and by and large the weather gods were decent to us. A week of BIG ditches, little ditches and nice roadways, and although there was some pretty nasty iron pan to hack through, the finds made it all worthwhile. A big thank you to the crew of week 12, it was a real pleasure working with you all and I think we made some good progress this week. Make sure you uplaod a few of those photos and give everyone a look at the fruits of your labours. Thanks again!

Area B Team Photos
Week 11.

After surviving thunder storms, plagues of midges and baking hot sun (well for 10mins at least), things marched on in Area B this week. Roadways and their ditches continue to provide evidence for the infrastructure of the vicus and there was the emergence of several unusual and unexpected features too. Can we really have four different phases within 30cm of stratigraphy and in an area no bigger than 20m x 30m? What will the large mserious one sided wall turn out to be? More questions than answers this week, but that's archaeology at times for you I suppose.

Many thanks to this week's hard working crew who put up with my changing theories as often as my pants this week. It was great to meet and work with you all- some again, and some for the first time.

Area B Team Photos
Week 10.

My word, what a week! After weeks of trowelling cobbles we suddenly have potential gateways (actually Tony and Marcel's 'temple'- see previous post), ramparts, roads, ditches and buildings. Well, that's the interpretation based on what we can see so far, but things really took off this week and the next few weeks should be very interesting indeed. A huge thank you to the week 10 crew, even with the worst that Neptune could throw at us we accomplished a great deal this week so thanks for all your hard work.