Dates: August 9th to September 1st 2019
Cost: £6 per day. Membership required. £15 per year.
Age: Over 18’s only
Training / Experience: None required.
A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016/2017), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2019 being in fields just outside the village. Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including Lidar and old aerial photographs.
2019 has larger scale excavations planned plus, if the farming calendar permits, fieldwalking. Further geophysical surveys are also planned.
Training is available in all aspects of archaeology, all skills levels welcome.
Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to take part. From 18 to 80’s, all abilities. In addition to excavation, finds processing, sieving, soil analysis, recording, planning and drawing plus surveying take place to professional standards during the dig. Local schools take part in on-site archaeology education, outreach education also available. Students are encouraged to experience community-based, volunteer archaeology with a friendly group of like-minded people. Taster days available.