Dates: 28th June to 7th August
Cost: Please see our website for costs for details of our excavation and courses. www.sharp.org.uk
Age: There is no upper age limit but you have to be at least 14 years old to either dig or take one of our courses (there are some age limitations placed on certain courses). If you are under 16 and wish to camp on site then you need to be accompanied by an adult.
Training / Experience: We welcome all volunteers regardless of background and often no previous experience of archaeology is necessary, as on-site training courses are run every week during the excavation.
PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED
SHARP (the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term, independently-run archaeological project. Our primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community and 2020 sees us celebrating our 25th excavation season at Sedgeford.
Since SHARP began its research at Sedgeford, an exciting picture has emerged of human activity within the parish, dating back to the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age and which continues up to the First World War. Throughout the project’s research, its main focal point has been around the Anglo-Saxon period. It is here where our archaeological research has delivered an amazing insight into everyday life during this important period of British history.
This summer our main excavation will continue to focus on an exciting complex of Anglo-Saxon malting houses