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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!

digging '09
Just a few weeks before slots open up for Vindodigs 09.

I must admit, the stock market travails have me on the fence for next year, and in that I suspect I am not alone.

The roman custom of converting one's assets to aurei and burying them under the big rock that resembles the nose of the centurian Nasalus Maximus had something to recommend it!

Still, the dollar/pound conversion is looking happier and wife is encouraging me to get out from under foot.

So we shall see.

If nothing else, I want to turn over a few rocks that resemble the nose of the centurian Nasalus Maxiumus!

Tim Wolter

We Dig Vindolanda 2.0
I do not think that many people are afraid to post comments for fear of being silly. Silly is ok. But we have all taken to heart the advice about being circumspect on what is found, when and where. Perhaps an element of hesitation carries over elsewhere.

What would be really fun to see would be something along the lines of SimCity...
A video that showed over time the building, razing, rebuilding etc of Vindolanda, from the initial mud huts (I envision a couple of peasant types who look like Andy and Justin herding goats), to the approach of marching troops (lets have a Centurian who looks like Micheal leading them), on towards multiple wooden forts, the two stone forts, to the final post Roman scene (I see Andrew as a pious monk and Justin as the local warlord).

If this could be laid over a real topographical representation it would be great. If areas of current excavation could be highlighted somehow it would rule.

Sounds simple enough.....

But of course, only because I know naught about programming.

Tim Wolter