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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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Week 18.

It may have been a dry summer, but my lord did that change this week! I can't remember a week so persistently wet for many a year.

However, thanks to a remarkably stoical and enthusiastic group of excavators we still achieved a remarkable amount. A half dozen pot stamps will surely give us half a chance of a decent date for two of the second century timber buildings. We turned up what has to rate as one of the finest boxwood nit combs from Roman Britain, complete with inlaid brass plate depicting what looks like Mars. Was the tiny bronze spoon for medicine or were the Romans chasing the dragon? :P

The timber posts continue to pop up like mushrooms (well I suppose it is the season) and we have new features to chase in the final week - can we find out why there is so much soot in the north of the trench? Is it really a hearth in the trench edge? Oh so much to do and so little time left.......

A massive thank you to the crew of week 18 because you made what could have been a very difficult week, given the weather, a resounding success. For anyone viewing it, this week's team photo was taken on the driest day of the week, which says it all........

PS: the inscribed lead badge that turned up last week turned out to read >VENATOR FECIT made by Venator. Well done Sue!
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