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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 21
I'd like to add my thanks for posting this excellent series of photographs showing the current state of play. I also find the site map very useful. I was having trouble placing what is now area 11, as I didn't realise it was on the other side of the path. It's now clear where things are being found. I am surprised at how much has been done since I left at the end of Week 18! I wonder now, what the current thoughts are regarding the use of the area near the temple, now the trenches have been joined up? I am also curious as to the plans for the spring, i.e. will this be backfilled or left as a feature?

Week 18
Attached are a series of photographs taken at the end of week 18 showing some of the areas being excavated that week. Two of the pictures show a large piece of amphora which came out of a trench adjacent to Trench 10. Unfortunately it didn't appear to be marked, but something may show up after washing. When I left plans were in hand to join up all the trenchs adjacent to trench 10 and it would be great to find out what was then revealed.

Week 17
I have reduced the resolution of the photos I took at the end of week 17 and hopefully they will load okay this time. If so I will add more taken at the end of week 18. I walked up to Barcombe Quarry at the weekend and include shots of the roman graffito located there. Also a shot of Vindolanda showing this years area of excavation.

Week 17
Some photos taken at the conclusion of Week 17. I was part of the crew working in Trench 10. A great place to interact with the public. I will try posting more when I figure out how to reduce the resolution of the images (taken on an 11Mp camera.