This year Bury Archaeological Group will be excavating at the site of Gristlehurst Hall near Heywood, Manchester. The project aims to identity the exact location of the original hall, and its possible relationship to surviving buildings. Investigations are at present concentrated in an area that seems to have been occupied by hall outbuildings from the [...]
Volunteering opportunities often arise on community projects run by Access Cambridge Archaeology. These projects, which include the opportunity to take part in excavations, are aimed at local residents in eastern England. Follow the ACA website, blog and Facebook page to see what might be coming up in your area.
Heritage Writtle is a group of local enthusiasts who first united in 2003 to investigate the historic village and parish of Writtle in Essex. The club meets one morning a week throughout the course of the year to examine, interpret and record aspects of the area’s history through field walking, metal-detecting, excavation, and post-excavation work. [...]
This year Stockwood Discovery Centre has announced a new and updated program of osteoarchaeology courses. All courses are aimed at increasing knowledge of human skeletal remains, providing thorough hands-on access and teaching people how to identify sex, age, and pathologies on skeletons that are over 1500 years old. Luton Culture is hosting one or two-day [...]
In June 2013, Archaeological Services Durham University (ASDU) will be leading the main SWAAG excavation at Hagg Farm in Fremington, North Yorkshire. Participants will be excavating what is thought to be the main settlement platform of this fascinating Romano-British site. In addition, the high-status settlement which appears to have been abandoned about AD 370 has [...]
From April 2013, Archaeology In Marlow (AIM) will be conducting further investigations at the site of Warren Wood in Little Marlow, Bucks. This site comprises of a double enclosure earthwork believed to be Medieval in date. Evidence of Neolithic artefacts and Iron Age pottery suggests the origins of the site are much earlier. From April [...]
The Sussex School of Archaeology are looking for volunteers to take part in the excavation of a new site, Isfield Enclosure, situated to the north of Lewes in East Sussex. This will provide the main focus for both the field schools and training excavation in the summer. The site consists of a large, ditched enclosure [...]
Dorchester-on-Thames is one of the very few sites in the country where urbanised activity running through the late Iron Age, Roman, and Anglo-Saxon period has not been obscured by later development. It is a key site for British archaeology. In collaboration with Oxford Archaeology, and members of the community, the School of Archaeology has been [...]