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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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Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Description of the project:

A research excavation at the Roman fort and settlement of Vindolanda which is
based on some of the most important questions raised by the Research
Framework for Hadrian’s Wall. The excavation will take place between 2013-
2017- following on from the final year and successful completion of the 2008-
2012 SMC.

Summary description:

The Vindolanda ‘frontiers in transition’ archaeological research project provides a major opportunity to build upon previous work undertaken at the site of Vindolanda and is targeted at answering some of the most challenging questions left unanswered about the frontier.The ‘frontiers in transition’ archaeological research project covers three centuries of occupation at the site and examines how the earliest 1st century ‘conquest’ period of Vindolanda changed into a series of successive new frontiers; the Stanegate road followed by Hadrian’s Wall. The project also considers the frontier in its most settled period of the 3rd century and examines in detail the wider societal conditions of a frontier community in this period.
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