Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project is a long-term project whose primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, 2015 will be our 20th excavation season. SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and firmly rooted in the local community.
Sedgeford has an incredibly rich heritage spanning over four thousand years. Our work has encompassed such sites as Late Neolithic and Iron Age crouched burials, a Roman villa and farmstead, a Mid to Late Anglo-Saxon settlement and cemetery, medieval manors and church and a First World War aerodrome.
In 2015 we are looking to run a range of excavation projects. We will be continuing our ongoing research of the Anglo-Saxon settlement in Chalk Pit field and in addition we will be working on the WW1 aeodrome and our landscape group will continue their work in the river valley.
If you have never worked on an excavation SHARP can give you the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge required through its Basic Excavation & Recording Techniques (BERT) course.
SHARP also runs other one-week courses throughout the 6-week season. For more information see our week long courses page by clicking here.
Excavation Volunteer Charges Per Week:
On Site (Full Rate) – £200 – Includes all meals and drinks, tent pitch, site facilities etc.
On Site (Concession) – £160 -As above
Off Site Charge – £90 – For those staying off-site, includes lunch,drinks and supervision.
For 2015 we are offering a discount to excavate during our final week of excavation (w/c 8th August):
On Site (Full Rate) – £150 On Site (Concession) – £120 Off Site – £60