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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
Is someone thinking ?
‘Hmm, now could you find one just like that……... but with an inscription’. :D

Area A
Photo 3. The corner of a stone appearing, wedged between other inclined stones something like a collapsed stairway?

Photo 4. Very nice altar stone. Unfortunately no inscription, nor any sign of painted lettering.

Area A
19th Aug. Looking north.
Photo 1.
For all those diggers who worked on the west rampart for all these weeks, this is towards the northern end where the clay was dug back from the fort wall.

Photo 2. All gather around, what’s going on?



Area A Late July-Early Aug
Aug 19th. Photo looking east.
On the left the remaining upper layers with possibly a hearth or oven at the far end. On the right the clay level floor, notice the better quality building stone in the walls of the earlier period barracks.

Area A Late July-Early Aug
Aug 11th. Photo looking north.
In the foreground a layer of clay covered by layers of burnt material, coal and charcoal and thin clay. Above that were floor levels and packing to make them level. In the background is another room with a later period dividing wall on the left.


Some of the bits.
A quantity of iron objects, lots of pieces of pottery, (including amphora and mortaria) and a few pieces of glass were found, and other nice things like the glass bead! No, not the pound coin!!

Area A Late July-Early Aug
Aug. 8th. Photo looking east.
Another one of the barrack rooms being cleared of later period floor levels to leave the structure of the original AD 212 barracks. The intermediate north/south road is just beyond the far wall and it’s the fourth room north of east/west road.

Area A Late July-Early Aug
Photo 19th Aug. Looking south.
The Antonine barrack wall below the later flagged road.

Digging for Britain - The Romans
Digging for Britain - BBC 2 19th Aug.
If you missed this program it's on BBC iplayer.
With Alice Roberts, :$
interviews with Andrew and Justin and some great aerial views of Vindolanda.

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"Area A" Team Photos 2010
Area A team. Week 19, 15-19th Aug.

Wouldn’t you think someone would help that poor man up off the ground? :unsure:
Cautionary tale; that’s Gordon who hurt his back lifting large stone on day one, washed pots for two days, then uncovered an Altar (under the rampart) on the last day.

"Area A" Team Photos 2010
Area A team. Week 18, 8-12th Aug.