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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!

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Week 17
And with favorable weather forecasts we expect big things, diggers.

T.Wolter

New Website
A website of occasional interest to those of us who like the odd loose ends of history. Dr. Beachcombing addresses a lead curse tablet, a roman gold ring and JRR Tolkein!

curse tablet and Tolkein!

T.Wolter

Week 15 (and 14 recap!)
Well, opening up a trench in the vicus was unexpected news. But of course we all know how the vicus is drier and better drained than the fort!

You've gone and messed up Harry's nice map of excavation sites week by week now havn't you.

Tim Wolter

Coin Hoard!?!?
More forgetting on purpose....there was some discussion of the coin find when we were over in May, but it was clearly put in the "mum's the word" category until the Trust decided to reveal it.

Such is the price WeDig pays for official cooperation, and it is a small price indeed.

Tim Wolter

Week 15 (and 14 recap!)
Brilliant, El Kevano. And much appreciated. I can almost smell the anerobes across the Atlantic!

T.Wolter

A little advice if possible
Now, this is a Colonial perspective....
I would say, come on up to the fence, look for Andrew, Justin or Kevin and just say, "hi, I am digging in August. Can you tell me what's been happening? They would usually offer to walk you around the site if things are not overly hectic.
Tim Wolter

Week 14
We seem every year to have this July/August lacunae for information. I would have imagined that the summer months would have a higher proportion of Uni students than the spring campaign.

Guess them kids are behind the curve with computer technology.

Or are they so far ahead on the curve that posting to a site like this is only slightly less archaeic than Roman times?

Come on, out with it diggers! Heck, if you have found some stuff so grand that the Dons have ordered silence at least drop us a few tantalizing hints!

Tim Wolter

Week 13
Wow.
That altar is weird. I can think of a variety of explanations for the iconography, all of which belong over in the non serious "Pub" section!
T.Wolter