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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
Hello Nicola and Fiona

Good to see you're still alive after our week of toil and torment... No, I think we were very lucky weather wise, only one bad day.

Well, in my little area of the site, I had a few interesting finds. The clay colours show that a fire was present at some point, which matches with Nicola and Sam's possible hearth. Mind you, we spent so long removing gravel that I'm suprised we got anywhere at all! :P

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!

More pics and info to come

Heather

Welcome to wedigvindolanda.com!
Hello

Just thought I would say hi, having just joined after a fabulous week of excavating (April 1st -5th). :D

Yes, I was brave enough (or should that be stupid enough! :D ) to excavate for the first week of the season. Judging by the finds, I'd say that it's goin to be a fine season this year!

Heather