Location: Scremby, Lincolnshire
Dates: Two sessions: 7th to 19th July 2019 & 21st July-4th August 2019
Cost: £600 per two week session (inclusive of teaching, course materials, accommodation and all food)
Age: 18+
Training / Experience: Some excavation or osteological experience is desirable.
Accommodation: Yes, in the form of camping (tents, airbeds provided)
Organization: University of Sheffield
Name: Dr Hugh Willmott
Address: Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
, Minalloy House, 10-16 Regent Street, 
Sheffield, S1 3NJ
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01142 222 940


Great square headed brooch excavated in 2017 [Photo Credit: University of Sheffield]

Great square headed brooch found in 2017 [Photo Credit: University of Sheffield]

The 2019 season will run in two sessions, from 7th July to 19th July, and 21st July – 4th August. Both sessions follow the same schedule.

We are now accepting applications from
international and UK students.

Based near the village of Scremby on the southern tip of the Lincolnshire Wolds, England, you will have the chance to excavate an Early Anglo-Saxon inhumation cemetery (c. AD 550-650).

One Comment

  1. caroline sue raybin
    April 5, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

    I am interested in Osteoarchaeology but don’t have much practical experience in it. However I have done volunteer digging for a total of 6 weeks with the York Archaeological Trust since taking an undergraduate course in Archaeology over 4 years by distance learning at the University of Leicester where I participated for 2 weeks in a dig at one of their sites as part of the coursework as well. While studying with Leicester, the department did not offer osteoarchaeology courses apart from a brief seminar. With the York Archaeological Trust I have participated in excavation of a medieval through Victorian churchyard with human remains in it although my assigned pit had small finds rather than a complete skeleton. I am a retired physician. I took an online course in Osteoarchaeology through Coursera as an introduction to the subject, also.

    I would like to volunteer for your dig, either of the 2 two-week sessions in July, 2018. Please send me further information at the email address below.

    Sue Raybin


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