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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 A" Team Photos 2010
Week 3 team. 18-22 April
Elevated, on the old spoil heap! :D

........come in Week 2 and 4 where are you!!

"Area A" Team Photos 2010
Week 1 team. 4-8 April

This photo is from PaulineM

Area A. April / May 2010
Photo looking east, across cobbled road and roundhouse, on the right a roadside drain then the south wall of the barracks.

Area A. April / May 2010
Photo looking south down the road (via praetoria) with that west wall on the left. In the background across the main east/west road the entrance to the headquarters building (principia) aligns with the middle of the road.

Area A. April / May 2010
Looking up the road to the north gate. On the right the west wall of another building (barracks or stable?) In the background large slabs of road paving remain, hopefully continuing north. In the foreground, rubble and earth road surfaces or foundations.

Area A. April / May 2010
The barrack building south/east walls with an oven in the corner. A probable drain, then to the right the main road to the north gate of the fort. Large paving slabs are possibly from that road. In the background the barrack wall runs under that popular spoil heap, sorry to see it going now!

Area A. April / May 2010
22nd Apr. at the end of Week 3. Photos taken along the road from the west gate, looking to the north of the road.
In the foreground the barracks south wall, then two rooms within the barracks. The semicircle of the roundhouse shows up as a yellowish colour curving through the nearer room.

Area A. April / May 2010
22nd Apr. at the end of Week 3. Photos taken along the road from the west gate, looking to the north of the road.
On the left running north/south the slightly darker cobbled 3rd century road from 2009 excavations. This covered over the remains of a Severan period round house, which is built on an Antonine period road on the right.
The large stone block is a buttress supporting the next barrack building wall.

Area A. April / May 2010
20th Apr. Looking north.
On the right the road to the north gate, a barrack building on the left. First bite into the old spoil heap in the background, that’ s Richard (not me wot done it!) and Dave on the launch pad. :unsure:

Area A. April / May 2010
Looking forward to that Tim.

This is probably not what you had in mind but have you seen the aerial photos taken by Adam Stanford at the end of last season.

Portfolio-Adam Stanford

or try this (I can never do a live link) ^o)

http://www.theimagefile.com/web/aerial-cam/portfolio.html

On the one showing the north-west quadrant of Vindolanda fort, on the right you can see that road (via principalis?) from the west gate and just about see the north gatehouse on the left.
That mound shows up quite well (top-centre), the “Area A” barrier fence is now to the east of the mound and will include the road (via praetoria?) from the north gate. This years work started just south of the mound, all this area should be excavated by September, so you have loads to do!

That link seems to have worked :$

Michael

Area A. April / May 2010
4th Apr. looking north-east.
Looking across the cobbled road to the east of the barracks (2009 excavations).
The mystery mound/ spoil heap from earlier excavations is just beyond the wheelbarrows.

Area A. April / May 2010
4th Apr. Easter Sunday first day of 2010 season.

Weather, cool breeze with very welcome sunny periods in the afternoon.
Photo looking east, inside the fort.
This area is on the north side of the paved road from the west gate, the road is on the right.

Hopefully a good paved road from the north gate should run through this trench to join that east/west road, this will frame the north-west quadrant of the fort.