Dates: Thursday 25th April- Tuesday 21st May. The site is closed on Wednesdays.
Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£15 per year) Students half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)
Training / Experience: No experience necessary - full training offered
Accommodation: Limited quiet camping available. Basic facilities. First come basis. Must be booked in advance.
Colemore is in the west of the South Downs National Park with a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement. Ten seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey reveal a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA). Buildings include a ‘villa rustica’ with internal and external corridors, a possible tower at the southern end and known length to date being 25m+. The site has an RB fresh water management system, iron production and working plus an IA ladder style field system.
Several large trenches are planned.
Training is available in all aspects of archaeology, all skills levels welcome.