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Roman Site of Vindolanda

December 2, 2007

Vindolanda Excavation

The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970, and over 3000 people have benefited from this challenging experience. The Vindolanda Trust recognises the substantial contribution of its volunteer excavators to our understanding of the site, and therefore Roman Britain as a whole. At Vindolanda, we are committed to the view that volunteer excavators should continue to have the opportunity to share in the experience of working on one of the most archaeologically exciting sites in western Europe, and part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.Excavation

The new phase of the Vindolanda research excavations, from 2008 to 2012, will be one of the most exciting research projects that the Vindolanda Trust has undertaken in its 37 year history. It will give archaeologists a great deal of detail about life on a military settlement on the northern frontier of Roman Britain. The excavations will attempt to address the specific question ‘was there a great divide between those who lived inside and those who lived outside the walls of the Roman fort at Vindolanda in the 3rd and 4th centuries?’.

To answer such a question, the buildings, material culture and diet of those who lived inside the walls of the fort compared to those outside will be a key consideration.Reconstruction of the camp

VOLUNTEER

£50 Excavation fee (for first 2 weeks).

£15 for an individual membership to the ‘Friends of Vindolanda’.

£25 for a Family membership to the ‘Friends of Vindolanda’ (2 adults + 2 children).

Dates: 30 March – 13 September 2008 (places fill up quickly and are on a first come first serve basis.

Website:  http://www.vindolanda.com/work_with_us.html

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