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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!

Week 22
Huh. If you had shown me her Boston Red Sox cap that would have been easier.
I know rank speculation is discouraged, but if Sarcanon's Wall carried an aqueduct it would seem to have been a larger one. What, did the Romans invent water and energy saving bathhouse appliances? ;)
Awaiting the Wisdom of the Wise....
T.Wolter
and adieu mysterious tree, we hardly knew ye....
:unsure:

Week 22
Great pix Sunny.
No guesses on the knees. Not even on the era of their owner!
TW

Week 22
Ask Snowglobe about re-setting routers sometime!
Badger :P

Week 21
Ave Terry!
The armchair archeologists of the known world salute you!
What a difference technology has made in recent years.
T. Wolter

Week 20
Hmmmm...Diana the godess of the hunt. Was the Commander of the Tungrians that Cerulius fellow who is mentioned in the tablets as being so fond of hunting?

Badger

Week 20
Thank you Sunny.

I appear to have a bit of Druid in me somewhere.

hmmm. Justin's latest seems to suggest I was wrong about where they are digging. My May excavation site will remain a mystery for a while longer. Probably a good while longer. Just take pix of everything! :)

TW

Week 20
Justin's latest seems to show digging about 1 meter away from the spot I was on in May. We just barely dipped down into happy strata.....then the Flood.

Hope we get the occasional update from the site, I have been imagining that particular patch of organics for months now.

T.Wolter

Crowdsourcing archaeology
Don't actually recall the Trust asking for money....

For some of us the project is important enough to perhaps kick in a few denarii even if there are no tax benefits that accrue across the Mare Atlanticum.

T.Wolter

New Find At Maryport by John Murray
The condition of that altar is fabulous. You can certainly see why the theory sprang up that these altars were purposely retired and ceremonially buried outside Maryport. I believe that a great amount of geophys on the periphery of sites has been done to try and find similar caches. Alas, lots of electrons and sonar waves expended to little result!

T.Wolter

Week 19
Indeed...looking forward to seeing the site though the wonders of SunnyVision! :P
Badger

Week 19
Those new to WeDig may be perplexed at the wealth of site reports early, and the dearth of late. Your humble site admins feel the same way!
It is always been this way, and theories abound. Perhaps the complexity of the site in late season is just too daunting. Perhaps the demographics of the teams late season are radically different (group photos also tend to vanish, so hard to say). It does seem as if more senior diggers make better correspondents. No criticism that, as young whippersnappers we were all more interested in the pub and perhaps our fellow diggers!
I have also noted a close correlary between rainfall and digging reports. Laboring in the hot sun all day makes for great archeology, but tired and thirsty archeologists!
We certainly expect the redoubtable MooseandHobbes to wrap things up at the end of August, but it would be greatly appreciated if a few of the current doings were reported on sooner!

Badger

Week 18
I should have asked for an update photo of this.
Badger