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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
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Well the end of the digging season but lots of thinking for Andy and team on a complex area. I have reposted Sunnys photos as she sent them throught to me in a reduced size.

Maeshowe 3D mapping
A wonderful video on YouTube showing a 3D fly through of the tomb up on Orkney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WODw38T3rRg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Week 22
Hi folks, some great photos from mooseandhobbes

"We had a lovely start to today and beautiful sunshine up until about 2pm, when the heavens opened with a vengeance and Andy sent us all for an early bath. Ironically, the sun came out again a bit later, but by then the damage was done as some of the trenches were already a bit of a mud-bath and the rain just made them untenable. We're hoping to make up some of the time tomorrow and I have high hopes for a great day"

photo 1
"This was my home for Monday and Tuesday"
photo 2
"Trench Buddy 1"
photo3
"Trench Buddy 2 (guess those knees)"
photo 4
"Our home once we'd been at work for a little while. There were only a few finds out of here, mainly animal bone (including a stag's jaw) and a few bits of pot, but we were really looking for the bottom of the ditch."
photo 5
"I'm afraid that Badger's tree stump has gone, where it once was is now under a load of spoil."
photo 6
"I was working in about the middle of here in May. This orangey layer is definitely not the natural."
photo's 7 & 8
Sarcanon's Wall, I understand that Sarc's wall may have carried an earlier viaduct than the one that you can see in the picture, but I don't know how certain this is.
photo 9
"there are lots of areas with good anaerobic conditions, yilding such beauties as this..."

Week 22
After yesterdays terrible weather I guess there may have been some bailing out to be done? Sunny we await your report or e mail me & I'll post if you have photos. Can't believe the season is nearly over.

Conservation
I see on BBC news reports of a bit of conservation which may not have gone to plan in Spain!
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921 >

Week 21
Can I add my thanks, great to see the site in sunshine, amazing progress. I note a sighting of Nigel there on site!

Week 21
Terry S
Aug 21 2012, 02:26 PM

Merry Christmas to all our readers.

Steady on Terry, looking forward to an Indian summer first! Can't wait to see the upcoming photos.

Week 19
mooseandhobbes
Aug 8 2012, 04:43 AM
I think that I've settled on the Panasonic Lumix TZ-30, as it's got all the goodies plus a GPS receiver, which will be useful for TDP stuff (we're locating lots of new timbers at Vauxhall).
The gps on cameras is useful but can take some time to fix its location so if you just switch on the camera take a shot and switch off it could be out by up to half a mile! Leaving it on standby will provide better accuracy but will reduce your battery life. Gps on smart phones work faster as they use telephone masts as well as the Gps satellites . If marking small features the GPS setting may give you false results? This must be a record, two pages of a weeks digging without any actual reports of what's going on, over 800 we dig members surely someone must be on site?

How the site changes
Unless the Vindolanda trust plans to dig here again then these shots should show the progression of the fort to consolidation. Anyone out there got a photo of the site under grass facing the same way?

Week 19
Sony make very good cameras and relatively inexpensive, my choice for a compact would be Pannasonic Lumix cameras, I took all my shots whilst digging with my Lumix, try to get it with a 28mm lens as this gives wide angle. Lumix use Leica approved lenses so excellent. Cannon and others also good but that's my preference. Enjoy your next visit to the site.
My top buy Panasonic DMC-SZ1EB-K or Panasonic Lumix TZ18 Digital Camera - Black (14.1MP, 16x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD.

Week 18
Fiona D
Aug 1 2012, 04:11 PM
Brilliant photos thanks Pete - weather looks great - can't wait to see it at end of month.
Fiona
This was possibly my last trip up this season so I look forward to fellow We Diggers photos and Justin's tweets. I reduced the resolution to speed up the website but if anyone needs a higher resolution image let me know.

Week 18
Badger
Jul 31 2012, 04:58 PM
Pete
You didn't photoshop those sunny skies in did you?
Badger
All natural skies and freshly squeezed clouds!