I twig you knot

You never know what you may find in the anaerobic conditions at Vindolanda. You can happen upon a piece of samian pottery or bovine bone. What really caught my eye were the two thousand year old branches and twigs! So they might not be as exciting as a leather shoe or stamp on a pottery base but you have to appreciate everything you discover on the dig site.

Here are just a few of the interesting branches and vegetation products that I couldn’t resist taking a photo of.

All of these photos were taken on my last few days of excavation  in the anaerobic soil of the vicus. The thought that was always at the back of my mind was how amazing it is to be finding artefacts and vegetation that have survived approximately two thousand years underground!

-Meghan

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