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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!

Pottery ID
You mean: it's been invented already?! Bummer!!! Actually, I was visualising something in the chalet - not that there is much space for such a thing in there.

Vindolanda Excavation Expansion
Just to add to my previous post - I will still like to to some of the proposed activities even at a higher charge. I may be able to afford it with dosh to spare as I may be cutting back to only 2 weeks excavation next year.

Vindolanda Excavation Expansion
Evenings are out, I think, as others have stated. One is too knackered! Weekends are out too - Andy and Justin claim to actually have lives! When Andy first mentioned the idea during our weeks of toil my impression was that certain 'volunteers' would be extracted from the trenches and educated in other aspects of actual digging e.g. survey and record. OK, volunteers not 'volunteers'!

No mention of fees was made which made the idea EXTREMELY interesting. It costs me, and others, a lot of dosh as I am self-employed so lose all my income when digging so I could only subscribe to a nominal fee. Besides, I am sure that the trust could make up some of the outlay if brilliant surveyors and recorders are unearthed (excavated!) who could assist Andy and Justin and thus ease their workload in those areas.

Human remains found - murder victim
There were questions asked in the original post that have gone unanswered like 'did digging cease'. I get the impression, probably wrongly, that some peole believe we knew it was a human skeleton when it was excavated. This was not the case, it was thought to be a large dog and then, when the bones were being washed and the jaw was looked at (I think it was the jaw) it was though that it was not a dog but a monkey. It was not until a few days later that the truth came out.

By the way, I don't give a toss if I am dug up - I'll be dead! But it would be a bit of a chore as I intend to be cremated and my ashes scattered!

Pottery ID
There are so many bits of pottery that perhaps a chart could be dispensed with in favour of the real stuff with notes in some sort of display?