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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!

Session 11
There's a post today on the Trust's blog with a picture and description of this fascinating find. It must have made an excavator's day when they found it! One of those finds that really seems to bring to life the people living at the site 1500 years ago.


Ravenglass fort excavation
Thanks for posting Pete, interesting to see other excavations in progress. That's an impressive height of stonework (bath-house) remaining above ground, good to see a site where stone robbers didn't decimate it.

Is this lottery funded? Are the excavator volunteers having to pay?

2014 details are out!
Not sure when it went up, but the Trust website is now showing the details of 2014 excavations. You can read all about it there, but the quick summary is that its following the same plan as 2013, with 11 two-week periods, a one week break in the middle, and applications opening up online on November 1st at noon, UK time.

2014 Excavation details (Vindolanda Trust Site)

Session 11
Andy just posted a description of season in general on the Trust's blog (video blog promised to come).

Something he described as being one of the finest finds of the season was one I hadn't heard about before, a "nail cleaning strap end with Christian iconography". Were there some pictures or additional descriptions of this that I missed? Sounds pretty interesting, especially if it was found in association with the possible apse & building in the SE corner of the trench.

Session 11
Still hoping to see something from Justin or a final video blog on the Trust site. The combination of tweets and vlogs this year gave a really excellent running "commentary" on the digging season, hoping to see the same coverage in 2014!