Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset
Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 12th June – 7th July
Cost: 237.50 pw
Age: All ages from 16 up
Training / Experience: No formal qualifications are required to attend the field school, which has been designed for participants who wish to gain experience in archaeological field practice
Accommodation: We are not able to provide accommodation but can supply a list of bed and breakfasts near to the site. Parking is available at the site or there is free bus transport to and from Bournemouth university campus on a daily basis
Organization: Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
Name: Norman Stock
Address: Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01202 961916


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 geophysical survey in 2016.


Excavations in 2016 at the site of ‘Duropolis’ (Photo: Bournemouth University).


  1. Scilla West
    March 19, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    I am very interested in participating in your dig in June/July at Durotriges. Do you have any vacancies for volunteers left? I have never been on a dig and have no experience so am a complete novice.
    I look forward to your reply
    Scilla West


  2. Current Archaeology
    March 23, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Dear Scilla,

    The Durotriges Project provides training, so being a novice is fine!

    More information on this project can be found on their website, and you can call or email them for further details. They will also be able to tell you whether there are still places left, and how to take part – all the contact details are now provided in the box at the top of the page.

    I hope this helps!

    Current Archaeology


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