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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!

Noob question
Hi Phillipus- to celebrate your 40th?! I dug at Vindolanda to celebrate my 60th because like you I had always wanted to do a Roman dig. Brilliant! Passion but no real experience (other than Timeteam -oops) but my husband and I learned fast- with the help of laying everything out on a plank at first so others (thank you Catherine) checked/advised/ threw away all that was not of value ie stone! Yes my back ached a bit.... yes my trowel hand ached a bit.... but finding that half a quern stone....... wall....... coin...... I am goin back there!