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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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MBetz
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This year's excavation season sure had its ups and downs, its dry spells and floods. But most importantly it had a lot of great people volunteering to get muddy and dirty all in the name of knowledge. I had a great time and many of the pictures put up on this website show most other volunteers enjoying themselves no matter the weather! I hope to be back next year for a few weeks and see what it is like to dig on the inner side of a fort wall. I pose a question to the archaeologists and volunteers- What did the 2007 season do for you? For me it was a chance to get back into archaeology and help lead into my present job. It rekindled my love of history as a puzzle when you can sit with a bunch of people drink some beers and talk about what all those artifacts or ditches or postholes mean. Most of you volunteers are not archaeologists for a living though so I am wondering what it is that gets you out of your cozy home and into the rain and sun and muck. And did the '07 season live up to expectations? It may be kinda strange for a question (or two I guess) but it is interesting to read about the experiences that we all have had.
Matt

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