Tent pegs are a common find on Roman sites (often in ditches), and this is one of about 55 found at Vindolanda.  Although they are all recognisable, they vary slightly in shape because they didn’t need a specific skill to craft them.

Digging up memories and making connections

‘I decided to discard this tent peg because it was broken…What is she doing?’  Hear Anneke (Project Officer) describing the connection she makes with ‘Roman rubbish’ and her experiences of camping.

Further information

The Romans, camping and me

 blog by Anneke Hackenbroich (Project Officer)