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Early civilian settlement at Vindolanda

It is sometimes easy to forget the large number of civilians who must have lived alongside the soldiers at Vindolanda.

"Continuing excavations are revealing traces of earlier civilian settlement,later demolished by the Romans.There are also traces of timber buildings underneath, but these may be military,and running below these are 4 parallel military fort ditches.The date of this fort is unknown at the moment but it may be the first ever at Vindolanda."

vindolanda - early civilian settlement

and here is what it looks like

 

vindolanda - civilian area

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Other related Vidolanda pages

Wells and Water, Roman Vindolanda, Bath house, West Wall, Severan barracks, Strip houses, Granary and stores, HQ & Praetorium,Circular huts, Toilets, Chesterholm, Temple, Replica Fort