This long-term, multi-period, multi-disciplinary research project is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain. Its primary objective is to work with the local community to investigate the entire range of human settlement and land use in the Norfolk parish of Sedgeford.
Although only a relatively small village, Sedgeford has an incredibly rich heritage spanning over 4,000 years, with evidence of Late Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman occupation to name a few.
Excavations run in July and August, during which anyone can visit the dig or attend the archaeological lectures on offer. Those with little or no experience can participate in week long courses specifically dedicated to teaching everything you need to know about archaeological excavation and recording techniques. Volunteers with a minimum of three weeks’ experience are also welcome. Members are encouraged to use the extensive archive of material culture for their own academic research.
SHARP opens its door to all ages but those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Charges are only made for taught courses, meals and use of the campsite, with reduced rates for students and unwaged participants.