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).
Age: Minimum age 16 unless accompanied by an adult.
Training / Experience: No experience required for Taster days or 5-day Training Courses.
Accommodation: On site Porta-cabin and toilet facilities. Full-board accommodation is available at Plumpton College for just £40 per day. The College is just a short walk away from the villa. Details of other local B&B and camping opportunities are available on the website. Nearest station: Plumpton.
Organization: Sussex School of Archaeology
Name: Annalie Seaman
Address: The Sussex School of Archaeology, Unit 12, Mays Farm, Selmeston, Polegate, BN26 6TS
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01323 811785


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 surveying, excavation techniques, drawn and written records; photography; environmental sampling and finds processing/identification): £175 (£165).

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