Amateur archaeologists drawn to Vindolanda

For over 200 years, archaeologists have been digging at Vindolanda, the 3rd-4th century Roman fort in the north of England. Now volunteers can try their hand at archaeology -- and still find artifacts. (audio)

Archaeologist Andrew Birley always seems to find time for the newcomers, allowing them to make their own finds, and discoveries are still being made at Vindolanda. This year, volunteers have helped to unearth a new set of walls and paving slabs. Volunteering at Vindolanda costs volunteers UKĀ£50 for two weeks.