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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!

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Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Matt,

Your not allowed to use a metal detector on Scheduled land. Doing work needs an SMC and the landowners permission. Landowners don't like to give permission and to get an SMC you need 6months and a team of specialists lined up. Oh, and lots of cash, a museum to take the finds (should the landowner not want them, as everything belongs to the landowner) and a conservation lab............and a publication date...the list goes on and on....

But you are correct, these places could and in some cases probably were used for more than a one night B&B, however, short of someone dropping a couple of million pounds into the Vindolanda Trust bank account, we will probably neve know. Which is sad, but there it is.

Andy

P.S. nothing solid on the antiquarian front on this one, although things do turn up many miles from the site.
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