Week 14

SacoHarry
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11:26 AM - Jul 08, 2011 #1

Any news or pictures from WeDig'ers? Justin's tweets are tantalizing. If I remember, the carpeted bracken flooring that keeps coming up suggests living space. So probably barracks in the northeast corner of one of the early forts? Would love it if anybody who's been on site this week can chime in.
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MBetz
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11:50 PM - Jul 08, 2011 #2

I second Harry's request. Come on diggers- there has to be a good story or two from this last week along with pictures. Please!
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1:27 PM - Jul 09, 2011 #3

We seem every year to have this July/August lacunae for information. I would have imagined that the summer months would have a higher proportion of Uni students than the spring campaign.

Guess them kids are behind the curve with computer technology.

Or are they so far ahead on the curve that posting to a site like this is only slightly less archaeic than Roman times?

Come on, out with it diggers! Heck, if you have found some stuff so grand that the Dons have ordered silence at least drop us a few tantalizing hints!

Tim Wolter
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9:34 PM - Jul 11, 2011 #4

For those of you who are desperate for Roman pix, try googling "Binchester Blog" for details of the 2011 season's dig at this site in County Durham. Forty students from Stanford University, California, along with about a dozen local volunteers (including Terry and Pauline) are excavating the fort (Trench 1) and the vicus (Trench 2). Green Glaze mediaeval pottery is still coming out (with Roman pottery) in Trench 1, but the vicus is grabbing the best finds. A small altar was found there today, amongst some rubble and there's a couple of photos. The important major Roman road, Dere Street (the mediaeval name for it) runs through the vicus and the fort. This is year 3 of a 5 year plan, but hopefully, further funding will be found to continue excavating way beyond 2013.
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snowglobe
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11:11 PM - Jul 11, 2011 #5

Cheers for the info Terry, had a look tonight, interesting site.
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Gill Wright
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7:46 AM - Jul 15, 2011 #6

Just to say that the head of a lion I found in a wall was just sitting there chaps! So just check where you are placing your water bottle/waterproof/lunch etc. cos there may be more out there. Still a fab find and my very best to date. I was usurped by Ian later in the week but hey ho that's life in Vindolanda!
Gill
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9:09 PM - Jul 25, 2011 #7

A hard working crew on July 8th!
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SacoHarry
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10:32 PM - Jul 25, 2011 #8

Great pictures! It's amazing to see Temple Avenue change so much from week to week. Thanks much for posting.
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