Vindolanda FIeld School blog

Justin-T
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4:11 PM - Jun 08, 2012 #1

I just happened upon this, thought others would be interested to read it. Beth and Alex are doing updates and showing some images. The pictures are huge, but you can really see some extra detail. Nice early shot in the trench showing very clear soil colo(u)ration differences.

Vindolanda Field School blog
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Sue Munro
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4:36 PM - Jun 08, 2012 #2

How come they didn't have to de-turf??? Every would-be archaeologist's dream activity surely?!
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9:31 AM - Jun 11, 2012 #3

Just a quick thanks to Justin for posting the link to the blog.
It's great to be able to keep up with what's going on on-site. :D

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Justin-T
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7:08 PM - Jun 12, 2012 #4

Check out an entry from June 11th, Alex took a superb aerial picture of the fort, vicus and north field. Gives you a really good view of the spread of the excavation, and demonstrates just how far from the fort the vicus trenches now go. It would be great to have a higher res version posted here at some point.
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sarcanon
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7:59 PM - Jun 12, 2012 #5

On the last day of Week 8, Justin Blake left the site early to go on an aerial tour of Vindolanda and environs. I can't imagine he did not take a camera with him. I wonder whether he might be persuaded to share some of his photos here? (Assuming any were taken, of course.)
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Justin-T
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8:11 PM - Jun 12, 2012 #6

Seems likely that Alex & Justin were on the same plane?
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Justin-T
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1:15 PM - Jun 24, 2012 #7

The blog has an excellent video report of the flooded trench in the field. Beth and Alex showing some skills as news reporters! One part of the trench is apparently now a five foot deep pool... Commentary also gives some interesting archaeological insight.
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SacoHarry
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12:11 PM - Jun 25, 2012 #8

Very cool video! The waterfall is sobering. What a year.
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3:29 PM - Jun 25, 2012 #9

Oh my giddy aunt! What a lot of water :o

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5:01 PM - Jun 26, 2012 #10

Great views of Hardknott - you guys were lucky in driving up that road! When we went from school in North Yorkshire in the early 1960's, we WALKED up that hill (and down!). Did you get to go on Lile Ratty? The small train that goes to Ravenglass...a must for all seekers for enjoyment of the area. If you didn't....go again :D

Our history teacher had a real thing about that Roman site - we went twice.

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