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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


Welcome to wedigvindolanda.com!

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!