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Archeological Excavations at Vindolanda Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall - Dr. Gregg Dimmick

Dr. Gregg Dimmick will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, October 15th Houston Archeological Society monthly meeting. Dimmick will discuss his experiences excavating at the Vindolanda Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall in England. The ZOOM meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. This virtual meeting will be for HAS members only. Watch for an email detailing how to join this ZOOM meeting closer to the date. The presentation will also be recorded and placed on the HAS YouTube Channel after the meeting for everyone to enjoy.

Gregg Dimmick

Dr. Dimmick’s presentation will highlight his participation in excavations at Vindolanda, a Roman auxiliary fort just south of Hadrian's Wall in northern England. Archaeological excavations of the site show it was under Roman occupation from roughly 85 AD to 370 AD Dimmick will give a short history of the fort and discuss the amazing anaerobic conditions at the site which have allowed organic artifacts to survive the last 1700 years. The methodology used at the site will be discussed and some artifacts discovered by his team will be shown.

Gregg Dimmick M.D. is a retired pediatrician who previously worked at South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton TX. for 37 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1977 Graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School. Dr. Dimmick is an avocational archaeologist and has coauthored two archaeological reports on excavations of the retreating Mexican army of 1836. He has participated in archaeological digs at the Fannin battle site as well as the San Jacinto battlefield. Dimmick has written: “Sea of Mud, The Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, An Archaeological Investigation” which was published in 2004 by the Texas State Historical Association. The second edition was released in paperback in 2006.


Dr. Dimmick has appeared on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel in relation to his work on the archaeology of the Mexican army. He has spoken at various conferences on Texas History including the San Jacinto Conference, the DRT’s conference at the Alamo, the Alamo Society, and the Texas Philosophical Society. Dimmick has served for several years on the board of directors and as chairman of the archeology committee for the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy.

Following his retirement Dimmick volunteered at archeological digs at Roman sites in Germany, York, England, and the Vindolanda Fort in England.  He is also a member of the Houston Archeological Society and has participated in digs with the Society all over southeast Texas.

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