Post Excavation bookings 2019

Places for post excavation work at Vindolanda are FREE and run alongside the excavations every year.

There are four places per session available.

Two places are available on the pottery team and two places are available on the bone team per session.


Pottery team

Work will include washing, sorting, and categorising pottery, iron, bone, glass and building materials. The pottery you will be working with will include Samian, Amphora, Mortaria, Black Burnished and other course and fine wares.





Bone team

Work will include washing, sorting, and categorising animal bone. The animal bone you will mainly be working with will include horse, cow, sheep/goat, deer, pig, cat and dog.





The sessions are as follows:


Period 3: May 6th to 17th

Period 4: May 20th to 31st

Period 5: June 3rd to 14th

Period 6: June 17th to 28th

Period 7: July 1st to 12th

Period 8: July 15th to 26th

Period 9: July 29th to August 9th

NO POST EXCAVATION - August 12th to 23rd

Period 10: August 26th to September 6th

Period 11: September 9th to 20th


To book a place please email from Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 8.30am GMT.

Please state clearly in your email which session/s you would like, and on which team – pottery team or bone team.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will receive an email confirmation if you have been allocated a place. Volunteers can request up to two periods per person. No experience or knowledge is necessary as training will be provided.

We ask all volunteers to become ‘Friends of Vindolanda’ when they volunteer with us, details of this will be supplied.

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