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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!

Volunteer ID
Have to be careful. If I were there I would encourage the entire digging crew to have name tags saying "No, I am Spartacus!"

Tim Wolter

Finds of the Day
Indeed, much to ponder, and timely as well, November first being near....

As your decisions are at all times directed by your five year project, does this mean that there is enough material from site B to make a fair comparison to site A?

Or is site B to go fallow for only year 4 of the the plan, so as to "catch up" with data from site A?

The M-Fri schedule will inconvenience those of us hard core types who do B-A back to back weeks...whatever shall I do with two idle days?

More info would be most welcome....prior to Nov. 1st.

Tim Wolter

Finds of the Day
Some of the goodies of course need a quick journey to the conservators, but it is nice when something big and durable gets shown around. I recall a facing stone with some rather, er, emphatic graffiti being the table centerpiece at tea one day.

It surprises me how seldom off duty diggers from one site drop in on the other....that's how you really find out what is being found.


Roman Child a Murder victim at Vindolanda
Wow. My first thought was that this was a post roman burial in a then-disused section of the fort. Is the dating conclusivly roman? Looking forward to having the coroner's report posted to WeDig!

Tim Wolter

"Area A" Team Photos 2010
Regarding the sink, here's a shot I took in May.
Perhaps in British everyday speech Muscle Man and Fairy are not polar opposites, but here in the Colonies it was a bit jarring.
Kind of like the Village People of household cleaning products!

Tim Wolter

Area A
In the past specific inquiries have gotten the ok to mention things like "low grade sestertius" which the depicted example was. I suppose the spear point might be a little borderline, but any hypothetical nighthawkers reading this site have also figured out that the area contains several million iron nails, so detecting would really not be at all worthwhile.