Under the direction of Field Archaeologist, Robert Waterhouse, the archaeology branch of the Société Jersiaise will be carrying out summer research excavations at St Clement. This is the second season of a long-term project to identify the extent and nature of Iron Age and Roman settlement evidence on the island.
The excavations are free of charge, but participants must be paid members of the Société Jersiaise. This enables volunteers to benefit from the society’s insurance, and also entitles them to receive the annual Bulletin and quarterly journals, free entry to the island’s historic sites, meetings, and lectures throughout the year.
All experience levels are welcome, whether volunteers are seasoned diggers or absolute beginners. Members must be at least 16 years old to participate in excavations.
The society will be hosting a conference in July, showcasing recent archaeological research in Jersey. There will also be a number of free guided archaeological walks throughout July.
A selection of guided walks to archaeological sites in Jersey, led by experts from the Société Jersiaise. These will include Neolithic chambered tombs and standing stones, Iron Age promontory forts, Medieval churches, Post-Medieval fortifications and Occupation Period German artillery bunkers.
These guided walks are free of charge and open to all ages. A reasonable level of fitness is required for most of the walks.
Dates: various days between Saturday 08 July and Sunday 28 July
This conference is being organised to mark the Société Jersiaise’s 140th Anniversary and the centenary of the Archaeology Section. It is intended to showcase a fantastic variety of original archaeological research carried out by many bodies and individuals in Jersey over the last few years.
Dates: Saturday 06 July to Sunday 07 July