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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'
30 June. Tea break in a welcome shady spot on a hot day.

'Area A'
More stone lifted, and as before....
Photo 1. The wall on the right is not part of the AD.213 barracks, itís thought to be late 4th century, and divides this room in half. Some of the lower level flooring just below the soil level looks continuous under the wall. On the left is the north/south passageway

Photo 2. Looking west across the floor, the later wall and the other part of the room (where the barrows are) Notice those stone joints in a vertical line, not good building but maybe that helps the wall to move with the ground subsidence?? In the background is the intervallum road and west wall.

'Area A'
Photo 27th June. Looking south. Meanwhile back in the barracks.
Photo 1. This is one of the barrack rooms (Excavated in 2009) which has been modified over the years from early 3rd century. The winter weather had broken the soil down to fine sandy dust which was cleaned off, the floor was recorded and photographed.
The sandy dust certainly stuck to sun cream, that could have been another photo!

Photo 2. The top layer of stones were removed and cleaned down to the next level of floor, this was recorded and photographed again. Pieces of pottery, nails, including boot nails, and other rusted metal possibly spear heads were found.

"Area A" Team Photos 2010
Area A team. Week 13, 27 Juneó1 July.

Everyone say cheese! :D

July 4ó8th, no dig in Area A (it's the staff hols.)