Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire
Dates: Various between April and October 2018. Please see website for details.
Cost: £30 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.
Age: Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a fee-paying adult.
Training / Experience: None. Beginners are welcome full instruction provided.
Accommodation: None provided. Local B&Bs are available.
Organization: Archeoscan
Name: Tony Roberts
Address: Greenacres Painswick Road Brockworth Gloucester Gl3 4RP
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07901 746 140


Aerial view of 2017 excavations on the edge of the Cotswolds [Photo Credit: Nick Turner Photography]

Archeoscan run a number of digs throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites in South Gloucestershire that we have explored over the past few years. Significant Roman buildings have been uncovered at each site. This year we will be continuing to explore the main domestic areas of the higher status buildings on the sites and continuing to add to the plan of each complex.

In April our fist dig will focus on the main living areas of a rural villa close to where we uncovered a small bath suite in previous seasons. Our second site, later in the year, will continue to explore a range of Roman buildings enclosed by a large boundary wall located on the edge of the Cotswolds close to Bristol and Bath. At the end of the 2017 season we glimpsed a stone building with painted wall plaster. 2018 will focus on understanding this structure.

Contact Archeoscan for more details and dates.

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  1. Steve
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    I am a quallified Land Surveyor and long term resident in Bath – though been working behind a desk for 5 years mainly. I am considering getting involved in Archaeology because of obvious geospatial (and digging) tie ins. Would there be any scope to get involved in this dig on a voluntary basis. If a reference is required for character then Stuart Prior (University of Bristol Archaeology dept is a 20 yr friend). Best Regards:


  2. Candice tyers
    June 2, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    My son in a member of YAC and is very interested in attending a dig with his father or myself. He is 7,8 in November, is this to young to attend?


  3. Sue fullwood
    July 10, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    I have no experience at all but I would love to come along and see archeology in progress and help wherever possible.


  4. Jacqui Howe
    October 25, 2016 @ 5:37 pm

    Hi, I’ve been fascinated by history and archaeology for as long as I can remember and would love to be involved in your dig. Are you currentlyl running it? I’m in Swindon until the end of October, and would love to join the dig if possible.


    • CA
      October 26, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

      Hi Jacqui,
      Thanks for your message. To get in touch with Archeoscan, please use the contact details at the top of this page (email:; telephone: 07901 746140; web:
      Best wishes,
      The CA Team


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