Ipplepen is a large scale dig where geophysical surveys have uncovered evidence of an extensive settlement including roundhouses, quarry pits and track ways. Previous excavation work revealed the remains of a round house, a type of house lived in by native Britons during the Iron Age, as well as Iron Age and Roman pottery.
The dig is funded by the University of Exeter, Portable Antiquities, British Museum and Devon County Council.
Participants are invited to take part for a minimum of 2 weeks. The cost per week is £200 (excluding accommodation and food). The working week will be 9am-5pm, Sunday to Friday. Past fieldwork experience is not essential, but participants should be at least 18 years old.
Participants will receive a full programme of excavation and archaeological recording training. This would include archaeological excavation, planning and section drawing, taking a level, soil sampling, photography and completion of written site records.
Accommodation is an additional cost, but there are plenty of opportunities to find somewhere to stay in the local area.
See the blog from 2012 excavations for more information http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/