Hello everyone! My name is Rohana Buzamlak and I am a fourth year university student studying Classical Studies and French Language and Literature from Western University, London ON Canada. Roman archaeology has always interested me and once I heard about the Vindolanda Field School, I immediately applied and jumped at the chance to explore Roman Britain. The Vindolanda Field School is my first archaeological trip and I couldn’t have asked for a better place!
Vindolanda has blown my mind. It boasts of a great museum where one can see unique and interesting artefacts (such as the Vindolanda Writing Tablets) and the impressive foundations of a Roman fort, vicus, Romano-Celtic temples and a bathhouse. It’s only been two days since the group has been introduced to the site, but already I have learned so much about archaeology and Roman Britain. Archaeology is a lot more than just simply dusting off a bit of dirt off of a pottery shard! I look forward to digging and unearthing many Roman remains. I think that by the end of the 6 weeks, myself and the other Western students will have perfected the art of avoiding animal droppings without looking at the ground.
Until next time!