Students are invited to take part in the permanent excavation site of South Shields Roman Fort, a Roman military and civilian settlement that lies within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. For over a decade, Earthwatch teams have helped meticulously map more than 1,000 square meters of pre-Roman and Roman settlement here, with [...]
Binchester Excavation Project is a five-year programme of large-scale seasonal fieldwork that began in June 2009 at Binchester Roman Fort in Bishop Auckland. The archaeological dig involves students from institutions including Durham University, Stanford University California and members of the Architectural & Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland. This year the excavation will focus on [...]
Unfortunately the 2013 excavation season is fully booked, but excavations will be continuing in 2014. For those who are interested in excavating here next year, applications open on the website on 1 November 2013, and it is advised that you apply quickly – all places were full within an hour for this year’s dig! Minimum age [...]
Bamburgh Research Project runs a summer field school at BamburghCastle in Northumberland, and another excavation at the nearby Bradford Kaims wetlands. Participants get to excavate on both sites, experiencing the very different styles of excavation and investigation that each site demands. Bamburgh was the capital of Saxon Northumbria and has been continuously occupied for well [...]
Archaeology is part of the School of Historical Studies along with Classics and History, situated in the heart of the bustling city of Newcastle. They offer Degrees in Archaeology, Bioarchaeological Science, and Ancient History and Archaeology, as well as postgraduate study.
Rated as one of the top 100 universities in the world, Durham’s archaeology courses cover a wide range of topics. The department runs training excavations in Co Durham & Northumberland. Fieldwork projects in Syria, Romania, Egypt, France and India as well as in the UK.