2014 Post-excavation work begins at Vindolanda

Vindolanda Trust - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
This week marks the start of five months work by a team of volunteers at Vindolanda. Volunteers work in teams of three or four, many of them for up to six weeks, or whatever time commitment they can make. Joyce Fisher getting to grips with the first pottery finds of the 2014 season! The post-excavation volunteers' work is not done in the excavation trenches. They work quietly in the processing shed, often out of sight of the visitors. However, their labour on the pottery sherds, CBM, Roman glass and other bulk finds are the first vital steps in building an understanding what the people who lived a Vindolanda used in their e Read more...

Potty about Roman Pottery?

Vindolanda Trust - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Life behind the scenes in the pottery processing shed at Vindolanda isn't glamorous, but it is always a lot of fun! For me, archaeology is all about getting to know people in the past by studying the places they inhabited and the things that they owned. There is no artefact more common than pottery on a Roman site like Vindolanda. Pottery is the stuff that people used every day for preparing, cooking, serving, eating, drinking, storing things, and even playing with. The soldiers and civilians at Vindolanda had oodles of it and, luckily, they left an enormous amount of it around for us to find among the buildings, roads and ditches o Read more...

Vindolanda's Pottery Collection Moves House

Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Everyone at Vindolanda is involved in the big storage reshuffle. Today the Samian collection and much of the pottery excavated at Vindolanda in more than forty excavation seasons has been relocated to the newly renovated storage facility at Codley Gate Farm. Patricia, Andrew and Colin with the new work benches The work spaces are located close to the finds in order to make it easy to access parts of the Vindolanda collections for research and further work. Colin next to the boxes that contain Vindolanda's dec Read more...

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