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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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Terry & Pauline are back onsite for the first week of this session, with more photos & stories. From Monday:

"We're at Vindolanda all week for finds processing. Kate is training diggers to sort and begin processing finds. Today Helen, Terry and I sorted out some trays of washed finds into various bone, glass, nail, amphora, mortaria, coarse ware, fine ware and black burnished ware categories then counted and weighed them before bagging them up for further work to be done on them. Kate is putting the details of this work onto a spreadsheet which shows what's coming out on site in all areas and will be available for research purposes. We had a few doubts as to which ones were black burnished and which were coarse ware as some pieces look very like each other in indeterminate shades of grey and sort-of-black but we're getting there! The idea is that we'll also help with the pot washing groups.... The council have decided to mend the Stanegate so roadworks are now due. The road's in a very bad state with all the flash flooding and rain that we've been having over the past couple of years so this will come as a big relief all round."

And a sample of the photos:

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Prepping to backfill the last of 2012's vicus trenches.

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This year's excavation, standing on the far west side looking east

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Kate directing; and a good view of how shallow/deep some of the layers are
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Session 6 · 2013