In July 2014, DigVentures field school will be undertaking their second season of archaeological investigation at Leiston Abbey, a Scheduled Ancient Monument composed of mainly 14th century remains. Located just half a mile from the beautiful Suffolk coast, it was founded in 1182 by Augustinian canons, and is one of the finest and most complete examples of a Premonstratensian monastery in England.
They will be following up on last year’s results with further investigations of the previously unknown prehistoric phase, examining crop marks found during aerial kite photography, and excavating in the heart of the Medieval Abbey complex.
DigVentures offer a full programme of archaeological fieldwork including desk-based assessment, topographic and geophysical survey, excavation, recording, finds processing, and buildings recording.
The dig is appropriate for people of all skill levels, and can accommodate all ranges of physical mobility. Volunteers must be 17 or older to participate in the main dig, or accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian who must also be a registered participant of the dig, Cost includes camping on the site, showers, and meals. An evening lecture series will also be included.
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