Dates: Selected dates throughout summer, May to September, and ongoing. 2019.
Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.
Age: 16+, but suitable for children 8-15 accompanied by supervising adult.
Training / Experience: None required.
Colchester Archaeological Group and Fordham History Society, with permission from The Woodland Trust are carrying out ongoing excavations on a Roman Site at Fordham Hall, Essex.
Geophysics, field-walking, trial trenching and finds from Phase I in 2015 all suggested significant Roman activity on the site.
Phase II excavations, begun in 2016, involve open area excavation over the footprint of the suspected Roman villa. In 2019 it is expected that excavations of the final phase of the footprint of the villa will be completed.