Posted by: awmeyer | July 8, 2014

New Development on the Kiln Site

Hello Everyone,

The field schoolers did a great job for six weeks of excavations on the kiln site but there is still work to be done. Former Vindolanda writer-in-residence Sue has taken over some of the work on the kiln site.  In the last two days she has found a huge amount of ash just below where we stopped at the end of the field school.  As we were exposing the ash this afternoon we started to find a lot of organic material and in it we found two pieces of a wooden artifact.  It’s hard to say what these pieces of wood are parts of, but it may be a stool.  Does anyone else have another idea?  Perhaps a pottery wheel to go with the kiln?

I’d love to hear you suggestions?


All the best from rainy Northumberland,



Here is a view of one side of the object.

Here’s a view of one side of the object.


Here's a picture of the other side, from the other side.

Here’s a picture of the other side, from the other side.


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  1. Awesome! But I have no idea what it could be.

  2. Very interesting! Your suggests seem the most plausible. That it’s a frisbee seems less likely…

  3. That looks like a wheel-head to me, the diameter & thickness are right and the first picture seems to show a recessed area. If this is the underside then this would serve to connect the shaft to the head via a T piece. When constructing a wooden wheel-head the most difficult part is creating a joint that will not be worked loose by the torque when throwing. This would certainly serve the purpose. I’d really like to have the opportunity to take a look at your kiln and potential wheel. Have any quern stones been found in the area of the kiln?

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