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 of probable Later Iron Age or Romano British date. It is adjacent to a Roman road, and is just a few miles to the north of the Romano-British villa and settlements at Barcombe. The excavations will be focussed on answering questions about the date and function of Isfield Enclosure, whilst also investigating the effects of plough damage.
The school will be running four, week-long, structured training courses between the 8th July and 2nd August 2013. These will cover excavation techniques, surveying, planning and section drawing, context records, photography, environmental sampling, and finds processing. There will also be a number of other dayschools at the site during this time.
There are a number of free places for volunteers throughout the excavation season. Free Camping is available close to the site, and there are also a number of bed and breakfast providers nearby. Minimum age to participate is 16.