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View the 2017 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 326 of Current Archaeology magazine.

UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS - Ness of Brodgar

Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological excavation covering an area of 2.5 hectares at the Heart of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, in Scotland. It has revealed a well preserved and sophisticated complex of monumental stone buildings enclosed by walls that are 6 metres thick; built and occupied by people over 5,000 years […]

Location: Orkney, Scotland | Dates: 4th July to 22nd August 2018 | Cost: N/A

CITIZAN - Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Project

Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Project

  Now entering our fourth summer season of survey, citizan works around the coast of England to record archaeology at risk of erosion in the intertidal zone. With regional teams based in York, Portsmouth and London we work on one of the largest archaeological sites in the country. From Neolithic footprints and Bronze Age trackways […]

Location: Various, along England’s coastline | Dates: Various dates from April 2018 | Cost: Free - transportation. Accommodation and lunches not included (although volunteers can claim expenses)

FALKIRK COUNCIL ARCHAEOLOGY SERVICE - Kinneil

Kinneil

This season’s excavation will explore the 17th century designed landscape of Kinneil Park. The House was owned by the Dukes & Duchesses of Hamilton and was erected by the Earl of Arran in the 1560s. The grounds were laid out afresh in the 1690s and included a series of features, such as the walled garden, […]

Location: Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, Falkirk | Dates: 21st July to 4th August 2018 | Cost: None. Transport & food not provided.

CAERLEON SAMIAN GROUP - Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

National Museum Wales holds pottery workshops in Cardiff during the year. That in the autumn of 2018 will be working on Roman samian stamps from Wales and on plain samian from various Welsh sites. An enthusiasm for Roman pottery and a willingness to learn are the main requirements, rather than any specific knowledge of pottery. […]

Location: National Museum Wales | Dates: Autumn 2018 | Cost: Free. Participants need to register as Museum volunteers

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Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

SHARP (the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term, independently-run archaeological project with the primary objective of investigating the entire range of human settlement and land use in the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: Sunday 1 July to Friday 10 August 2018. We work Sunday to Friday with Saturdays off. | Cost: Various depending on whether only volunteering vs doing a course; waged or unwaged; staying on campsite or off site; with or without catering. As a guide: Volunteer only, camping: £235 waged, £195 unwaged. Courses, camping: £490 waged, £340 unwaged. See website for full details.

ORPINGTON AND DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Scadbury Manor

Scadbury Moated Manor

This is a long-term on-going dig at Scadbury Moated Manor, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is located in Scadbury Park, a Local Nature Reserve in Chislehurst, Greater London/Kent. Open Weekend 15th & 16th September 2018

Location: Scadbury Moated Manor, Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, BR7 6PT | Dates: Ongoing, long term excavation. Thursday afternoons and occasional Sunday afternoons | Cost: Free, but must be member of ODAS to take part

DIGVENTURES - Coldingham

Coldingham

Picture this: it’s around AD 650 and the Northumbrian monastery founded on Lindisfarne by Anglo-Saxon King Oswald is rapidly rising to fame. But just across the Scottish border something else is happening; Oswald has a sister named Aebbe, and she too has founded a monastery. This historic site is fundamental to our understanding of the […]

Location: Coldingham, Berwickshire | Dates: 19th June to 1st July 2018 | Cost: £165 per day / £625 per week

DIGVENTURES - Elmswell

Elmswell

Elmswell Farm has the potential to become one of Yorkshire’s most important multi-period sites. Over the years, it has produced an embarrassment of archaeological riches – Roman coins, Anglo-Saxon burials, Bronze Age weapons, a cache of stone tools, and the remains of an abandoned medieval village that’s so well preserved you can still see its […]

Location: Elmswell Farm, Yorkshire | Dates: 14th to 26th August 2018 | Cost: £165 per day / £625 per week

MERCIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES CIC - Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School

The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool

This is not an ordinary field school – this is a ‘Training Field School’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest. This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger. You will receive […]

Location: King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire | Dates: Week A: August 6th to 10th 2018 Week B: August 13th to 17th 2018 Week C: August 20th to 24th 2018 | Cost: £250 per person

Bodfari 2016 PJR-133-min

Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari

Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari is a small hillfort in a beautiful location at the northern end of the Clwydian mountains. It is about 5 miles north-east of Denbigh overlooking the village of Bodfari. In previous years we have carried out extensive survey work and excavation is ongoing. In 2018 we shall be working on trenches located at […]

Location: Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales | Dates: Sunday July 22nd to Friday August 3rd 2018 inclusive (middle Saturday is a day off) | Cost: Free

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