In June 2013, Archaeological Services Durham University (ASDU) will be leading the main SWAAG excavation at Hagg Farm in Fremington, North Yorkshire. Participants will be excavating what is thought to be the main settlement platform of this fascinating Romano-British site. In addition, the high-status settlement which appears to have been abandoned about AD 370 has some unique carved stone entrance sills which we hope to find more examples of.
This excavation is open to everyone, although under-16s must be accompanied by a parent. Guidance will be given to those who have not excavated before. Small parties of school children can also be shown around by arrangement, free of charge, but must be accompanied by teachers.
Volunteers are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs. Non-members must also book ahead just in case the excavation is over-subscribed. Local accommodation is available and volunteers will be given a car parking location map.
It is likely that a second ASDU-led excavation will take place in the autumn. If confirmed, this will also be open to non-members.