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swandro

Knowe Of Swandro

The Knowe of Swandro is being destroyed by coastal erosion. The site includes a Neolithic chambered tomb and a large multi-period settlement, consisting of Iron Age roundhouses, Pictish buildings (including a smithy, where one of the stone anvils preserved the hand and knee prints of the Pictish metalworker) together with Viking and Norse remains. Our […]

Location: Rousay, Orkney | Dates: 22nd June to 10th August | Cost: Free.

blackfriary

Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

The Blackfriary excavations have been running since 2010 and were begun with the aim of exploring the role of the Dominican friary in the later medieval period in Trim. As the friary was quarried out in the 18th century we are following the footprint and remains of the monastic buildings as well as the friary graveyard […]

Location: Trim, County Meath, Ireland | Dates: June 4th-June 28th. July 1st-August 2nd. | Cost: Courses range from €3250 to €3950 inclusive of accommodation, food, field trips

butser ancient farm

Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm

Flint tools –  an advanced study day with Bob Turner. 15 June. £95. This is a day of flint study for the field archaeologist, student, or flint tool enthusiast. This day takes you beyond introductory knapping and identification, and provides a deeper insight into the flints that are commonly excavated in Britain. This advanced study day, with flint authority […]

Location: Butser Ancient Farm, PO8 0BG | Dates: 15 June 2019- 7 July 2019 | Cost: £95 each workshop

digbecket

Dig Becket

Since 2016 Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been engaging in excavations to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace at Aldington.   Around 800 CE the records at Canterbury state that the original church has been replaced by the first stone church dedicated to St. Martin.  By 1086, the Domesday Book tells us that the […]

Location: Aldington, Kent | Dates: Various from 10th June-30th August. See website for further details. | Cost: Excavation and recording: £100 per day (£450 per week) Surveying: £45 per day Recording: £35 per day Finds processing: £30 per day

Bradgate

Bradgate Park Fieldschool

Excavating Tudor history. In our fifth and final season of the Bradgate Park Fieldschool we will be focussing attention on excavating the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey: the nine days Tudor queen. Our previous excavations within Bradgate House revealed that there is an earlier stone phase beneath the standing brick ruin. Our excavations this […]

Location: Bradgate Park, Leicestershire | Dates: 3rd June – 28th June | Cost: £250 per week, with free transport to and from site each day from the University of Leicester.

aden mansion house

Aden Mansion House

Aden Mansion House is now a ruin. It was probably built around 1758 after the Russell family acquired the estate. It was reconstructed in 1832-3 by John Smith and fell into disrepair in the 1920s. A geophysical survey revealed details of the gardens under the current lawn and also a possible earlier structure.  We will […]

Location: Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 29 April-12 May 2019 | Cost: Free, a part from accommodation and food.

Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig

The start of an exciting new archaeological investigation into the heritage of Alton, Hampshire and part of The Festival of Archaeology.  Crop marks within the Town Gardens in the hot, dry summer of 2018, led to a geophysical survey in the park. The Big Dig in July focuses on features seen and will provide educational […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Free. Membership required for test pitting. £15 per year, students half price.

stroud

Stroud Exploration

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016/2017), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2019 being in fields just outside the village.  Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: Stroud near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 9th to September 1st 2019 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required. £15 per year.

Carrick

Carrick Archaeology Site

Built in 1169 AD/CE, Ferrycarrig is crucial to our understanding of the earliest stages of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. The first permanent Anglo-Norman fortification to be built in Ireland, the site comprised a ringwork castle placed on a natural promontory overlooking the River Slaney and Wexford town. Today, the bank and ditch are all […]

Location: Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford | Dates: July 14th – August 10th | Cost: $4,670

Newbarns project dig

The Newbarns Project

Excavation of Neolithic Kerb Cairns continues in 2019, with prehistoric cremation burials on a later multi settlement site up to the 13th & 14th centuries. All ages are welcome to participate in excavation but all expenses to be paid by student/visitor alike. No disabled access is available.

Location: | Dates: 1st July to 21st September 2019 | Cost: Accommodation, food, travel and transport costs all to be met by the individual digger, but donations are more than welcome.

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