Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Dates: June 10, 2019 to July 6, 2019. Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019
Cost: £250 per week (non-credited) OR £1500 for entire school (with academic credit)
Age: Minimum age: 18
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: Accommodation, at an additional cost, is available for those attending the full excavation duration
Organization: School of Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste University
Name: Dr Duncan Wright
Address: School of Humanities Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01522583774


Based in the heart of a stunning historic city, the Lincoln Archaeological Field School is a training excavation run by Bishop Grosseteste University on the site of St Hugh’s, a Grade II listed building located on an Augustinian friary founded in the thirteenth century. Immediately adjacent to the northern extension of Ermine Street, this site was on the edge of Newport Green, a long, narrow market place just outside the walls of the city within the medieval suburb of Newport.

This excavation offers you the chance to gain fully-transferable academic credit at the same time as learning key skills in archaeological fieldwork working on Roman and medieval remains.

Students at The Lincoln Archaeological Field School
Students at The Lincoln Archaeological Field School (Credit: Lynne McEwan, 2018)

All training is provided by qualified and highly experienced staff, delivered through practical on-site training, lectures, and workshops. Tuition during the 2019 season will cover single-context archaeological excavation and recording, an introduction to finds and post-excavation, artefact and landscape 3D modelling, environmental archaeology, and archaeological surveying, amongst a range of other opportunities.

Our 2018 archaeological investigation identified at least one Roman tenement fronting onto Ermine Street, next to which was a burial, as well as medieval walls, highly likely related to the Augustinian friary and post-medieval secular residence. While 2018 proved hugely exciting, and included the discovery of some wonderful finds and features, there is still plenty more to investigate. The 2019 season will focus on excavating the Roman trader’s tenements, alongside exploring the medieval elements of the Friary, helping us to understand key developments in the evolution of historic Lincoln.

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