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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 The Barracks
21st May Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo) From the green bucket, following a wall going north into the next building.

Area A The Barracks
21st May. Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo)

Area A The Barracks
19th May. Looking East (follows on to the left of previous photo) This weeks excavation started from the wall on the left (or maybe between the two walls?)

Area A The Barracks
19th May. Looking NE ( Week 6 in Area ĎAí)
This is the eastern side of the barracks area.

Last week the soil heap was moved outside the fortís north gate overlooking the Stanegate road. Travelling time 3 mins per trip, plus an altitude allowance! Itís a killer. :-/

Area B
Much better Justin, that adds a whole new dimension.

Breezy up there ? ^o)

Any more photos folks, put them on.

Area A The Barracks
May 7th. The fortís western wall, just north of the gatehouse. The western wall of the first fort is leaning outwards here. The larger stones of the second fort wall were built over the remains, but the inner face was only supported by earth.

Area A The Barracks
May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
The buildings here are separated by an alleyway. The intervallum road (running north/south) is off to the right but can be seen continuing south alongside the granary, beyond the road

Area A The Barracks
May 7th looking south (continues to the right of the previous photo)
Central area of the barracks. The buildings shapes and sizes vary and were changed over time from 3rd century barracks to 4th century and later, houses. Most of what we see is from 4th century and later. Up to this week (4) there are up to four rows of buildings north of the road.

Area A The Barracks
May 7th looking south over the barracks area.
In the background is the main east/west paved road and beyond that are the granaries.

Area B
Ö..or cobbles looking south-east. :blink:

Surely some of you Area B cobble people must have some better photos than these! please.

Michael.

Area B
11th May. So you want cobbles, Justin has many cobbles!
Cobbles looking south-west Ö.

Area A. The Barracks
29th Apr. looking SW. Area to the north of rampart wall.

Area A. The Barracks
27th Apr. looking north. Intervallum road, (between wall foundations). Rampart wall, top left.
The road has been repaired and subsidence filled with larger stones many times. Some layers of cobbles are small and rounded, elsewhere larger slabs can be seen. The west gatehouse is in left foreground.

Area A. The Barracks
15th Apr. looking east, the dark area shows where this season started. The wall just showing on the left (shown on post No 1) was built into the western ramparts.