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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!

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For nearly two centuries, the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne has produced an annual journal, Archaeologia Aeliana. It is a priceless storehouse of reports on regional history, much of it unavailable anywhere else. All periods are covered, but Hadrian's Wall is the journal's anchor. In the 1930s, Eric Birley launched the first scientific excavations at Vindolanda. And he wrote his reports exclusively for Archaeologia. Though some of his theories have been disproven, and some information has been superseded in the past 80 years, there is much that still rings true. And these first recorded excavations at Vindolanda are still the bedrock on which all of the later work has been set.

Through great generosity by the Society of Antiquaries, We Dig has been given permission to reproduce these excavation reports for the benefit of the community. I will be uploading them as I acquire them, which hopefully won't take terribly long! Please note that these documents are still held under copyright, are owned by the Society of Antiquaries, used here by permission, and not intended to be reproduced or republished.

That said, I hope you will enjoy this, the first report by Professor Birley, from Archaeologia Aeliana, Series IV, Volume VIII (1931), pp. 182-212.
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Excavations of 1930 · Reports & Papers