1. Life at the Edge
Life at the edge. For the Britons living in the area known today as Northumberland, the city of Rome was unimaginably distant. Our knowledge of the minutiae of everyday lives in the region has increased enormously in the past 30 years.
The Roman Way looks at archaeological discoveries at Vindolanda, near Hadrian's Wall. By chance, preservation conditions on-site are extremely good and a wealth of material has come to light which provides archaeologists and historians with unparalleled information on troop-movements and activities, requisition of building materials, arrival of food supplies, dealings with the indigenous people, the families of the military personnel, parties and social gatherings, even the soldiers' love of Celtic beer.