SOAG’s longest running project, the excavation of a Roman villa near Goring, continues this year. A new trench area has been opened across the villa building for 2013 and further small trenches are planned, along with a geophysical survey, to establish the extent of the villa building and its enclosure.
The project is run by experienced archaeologists and volunteers, and participants can get involved in field walking, geophysical surveys, excavation, and post-excavation work. Beginners as well as experienced archaeologists are welcome.
The project provides a good basic introduction to excavation in a friendly and informal setting. The site is open every Sunday between June and October, with a short break in August.