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

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The Lost City of Trellech Excavation

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation is an ongoing research dig to understand a settlement that was once the largest in Wales in medieval times. Over more than 10 years we have discovered the remains of several properties including a fortified moated manor house which again will be the focus for this year’s excavations. Last […]

Location: Catbrook Road, Trellech, Monmouthshire NP25 4PE. On Google Map – Search for Lost City of Trellech | Dates: Excavation Weekends 1st April to 29th October. Summer Dig – 4 weeks from 15th July to 13th August | Cost: Excavation Weekends - £75 per year. Annual Dig - £50 per week.

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Osteoarchaeological Project

Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills? North Hertfordshire Museum is hosting a weekend hands-on human remains workshop to understand health in Roman and early Medieval England. This is an ideal opportunity for students of archaeology and anyone that wants to learn more about osteology and gain hands-on […]

Location: North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE | Dates: 17-18th June | Cost: £110 for the weekend or £60 per day and including tea, coffee, and course

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset | Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 12th June – 7th July | Cost: 237.50 pw

Piddington, Northamptonshire: Late Iron Age settlement & Romano-British villa complex

38th season of excavation at the Late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British villa complex at Piddington, Northamptonshire, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society (UNAS), directed by directed by Roy & Diana Friendship-Taylor. Food and accommodation options available (including campsite at site, with basic facilities); variable fees. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or […]

Location: Piddington, Northamptonshire | Dates: Saturday 29 July - Sunday 27 August 2017. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or longer. | Cost: Variable fees

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Archaeology Live! 2017

Now heading into our 4th year at All Saints, North Street and our 17th consecutive year of Archaeology Live! Based in the grounds of one of York’s finest medieval Churches the site boasts archaeological features from medieval pits to 19th century burials while finds include Roman and Viking pottery, coins, buttons, jewellery and the occasional Neolithic object. We […]

Location: All Saints, North Street, York | Dates: Summer Session: 26 June - 15 September Spring Session: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Weekend Courses: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Post- excavation course: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest | Cost: From £50 for a taster course and £230 for 1 week. Post-excavation course £180.

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Kent Archaeological Field School (KAFS)

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2017 include: May Bank Holiday Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017: An introduction to archaeological field walking and test pitting on the site of a newly discovered Roman villa at Sittingbourne On this Bank Holiday weekend we shall look at the ways in which archaeological sites are […]

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We Dig the Castle 2017 – Nottingham Castle

We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 17 July and 18 August 2017 | Cost: £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

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St Helen’s Chapel, Malham

Would you like to have the opportunity to dig on the site of an early-medieval chapel in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales?  In 2015 and 2016 the ancient chapel of St Helen in Malham, near Skipton, was excavated by Mark Roberts and his students at UCL. To date excavations have confirmed the location of […]

Location: Malham | Dates: 3-15 July 2017 | Cost: Free

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Plumpton Roman Villa Project

Excavation Training Courses and Excavation Volunteer Opportunities at a third/fourth- century winged-corridor villa site to the north-west of Lewes, East Sussex. Project Director: Dr David Rudling, MCIfA, FSA. Volunteer fees: £25 for one week 1-day (Saturday) Taster Excavation Days: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA) Comprehensive 5-day (Monday-Friday) Excavation Training Courses (covering: site discovery; geophysics, basic […]

Location: Plumpton Roman Villa, Wales Farm, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE | Dates: 26 June – 5 August 2017. Volunteering during weekdays only (ie Monday-Friday). | Cost: Volunteer fees: £25 per week; 1-day courses: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA); 5-day Excavation Training Course (recommended for beginners or those with limited experience): £175 (£165).

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Moredun Top 2017

Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and […]

Location: Moncreiffe Hill, near Perth | Dates: 25 April - 20 May 2017 | Cost: Free to attend the dig and there will be a free diggers’ bus running to and from the site from Perth. Diggers will need to provide their own food and drink and any accommodation.

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