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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!

1st week of excavations
Apr 9 2007, 06:44 AM

We were lucky in the material finds, as I found numerous bits of pottery, with rims and bases, but no inscriptions! Hmph! I did find a coin though, which I was chuffed about (will put up a pic later on) and rusty nails, a brass (?)draw handle etc, so put those with Fiona's coins and Madelaine's animal teeth and we did very well!

Rub it in why dontcha :P Heehee.

Yeah, you're right, we did not too bad on the finds front (well, apart from Sam and I! :P) considering all the gravel we all had to shift first of all!

I'm looking forward to seeing your coin pic!!

1st week of excavations
And here's a bit of a wider view of the site, although I've not managed to get quite all of it in.

1st week of excavations
Here's Sam and I's bit of trench.

1st week of excavations
I've just recovered from my week of digging at Vindolanda. Considering that it was the first week in April, we had surprisingly good weather, although the Tuesday was a bit nippy and I think I did more moaning about the cold than I did excavating!

I was excavating at Andrew's site and Sam and I scraped away some gravel to reveal what Andrew reckoned might be a hearth, but apart from that we only managed to find some pottery sherds and a piece of glass. This was our third year digging and we've still not found a coin, unlike Fiona who managed to find two! I think I'm not going to allow her to come with us next year!!

Thought I'd put up a few pics for all you diggers still looking forward to your time away at Vindolanda this year, but it wont accept the file type, so I'll have to try and change them later and upload them. I think Fiona's got some better pictures of the site anyway, so hopefully she'll come on and upload hers.