This year the University of Leicester is calling for volunteers to spend a week working on the site of Burrough Hill in Leicestershire. This Iron Age site is the finest example of a large univallate (single banked) hillfort in Leicestershire and has protected status as a Scheduled Monument.
Participants will receive a full programme of excavation and archaeological recording training from highly qualified professionals. This would include archaeological excavation, planning and section drawing, taking a level, photography and completion of written site records. In addition time will be spent processing and cataloguing finds from the site and each volunteer would receive a project information pack.
Ideally the field school are looking for individuals to commit to a full week (Either Monday June 24th – Friday June 28th inclusive or Mon July 1st – Friday July 5th inclusive) and attendance is capped at 10 people per week, so 20 volunteers in all. Past fieldwork experience is not a requirement but participants must be at least 18 years old.
Accommodation would be an additional cost but there are plenty of opportunities to find somewhere to stay in the local area.