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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!

winter visit
Thanks for the pix Pete.

That turf is just waitin' for the spade!

T.Wolter

Vindolanda iPad app
And of course there is the Vindolanda tradition of strategically placing the more talkative diggers next to the fence over which visitors lean.

I used to keep a small stack of pottery shards, nails, a flat stone with the greenish shadow of a "ghost coin" right at hand.

Brinno X gets all the dutch visitors when he is there. I do my best with the infrequent Germans.

T.Wolter

Tick off the days to digging
I seem to recall Madagascar. Or perhaps one of the smaller Maldive islands.....

T :P

Tick off the days to digging
Snowglobe I have that marvelous pic of you that would be perfect for Mr. February. But having seen your photographic skills I am treading carefully.....I fear retaliation.

Tim Wolter

(upper 50's F in Hexham this week! With rain of course)


Tick off the days to digging
I think I have posted this one before, but the discussion of a saucy archeology calender made me remember it....

Mr. January?

Tim Wolter

What to bring?
Ah, The Twicey Quiz. No worries, unless it has changed it will be on Monday nights.

Great fun, if rife with corruption and arbitrary exercise of authority.

T.Wolter

In Our Time podcasts
And speaking of Cumbrians, here is a short bit about the Marysport digs. I mention it because it is a site that is trying to create a program similar to Vindolanda, and because I know at least one Vindo regular (Graham the Non-Scot), who digs there regularly...

Marysport


Thinking of the thaw....Ave Sol Invictus!


Tim Wolter

What to bring?
Claire

We shall be digging together.

My two pence worth.

A hat with a brim. It is difficult to read soil colors and to see small objects when you are wearing sunglasses, and the sun will shine on occasion. And on other occasions it will rain on you and you will be glad of the brim. I favor baseball caps but one of our peerless supervisors has a real Indiana Jones hat. Make your own fashion statement.

I use mechanics gloves. The have velcro to stay on better and have thin but sturdy finger tips. I have gotten four seasons out of my last pair.

Wellies are nice, I have hauled them all the way from the states a couple of times. But I find it better still to wear my round the world traveling hiking boots and just use thin rubber pull over "galoshes" to keep them clean, dry and not smeared with anaerobes.

A good lightweight rain suit is key. I wear the bottoms even on nice days. It keeps my pants from getting muddy and allows very light packing. I do the trip public transportation and with carry on luggage only, specifically a Norwegian Army surplus backpack.

Bring on the thaw....


Tim Wolter

Doing my Homework!
I would not recommend the Caravan Park at Midgeton Under Water.

T. Wolter

Doing my Homework!
I see from the Who's Coming list that you will be digging in June, so definitely the Birley book. Readable and a good orientation. (But of course like anything written about an ongoing project, quickly out of date in some respects!).

I also see you will be digging the same week as Snowglobe (Petrus Africanus). You should regard his archeological theories as highly speculative.

Tim Wolter

When worlds collide
Moodern politics explained Roman Imperial style!
T. Wolter