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Dig into Shropshire’s past at Soulton Hall

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Shropshire border between England and Wales is filled with impressive historic monuments, from spectactular castles and hillforts, Roman towns and ancient archaeological sites. Tucked away in a field beside Soulton Hall stands a strikingly visible rectangular mound, thought to be the rare remains of an […]

Location: Soulton Hall, Shropshire | Dates: 05 – 10 May | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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Topographic Survey Training

In archaeology the ability to measure the location of a site, artefact, or earthwork is essential. Nowadays many archaeological sites use either GPS or Total Station for site survey. Differential GPS can record points of circa 1cm accuracy levels in three dimensions, and can also allow real time on the fly measurements to be taken […]

Location: Kings John’s Palace and the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire | Dates: 12-16 October 2020 | Cost: £200 per person

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Mercian Archaeological Services Post-Fieldwork Training School

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2020 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport. This training school is designed to provide training and experience in various aspects of the post excavation process. All tuition and training will be carried out […]

Location: Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire | Dates: 26-30 October 2020 | Cost: £250 per person

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Strata Florida Archaeology Field School

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is with great sadness that the Strata Florida Archaeology Field School 2020 has been cancelled. Therefore, all courses and digger days scheduled to take place between 30th June to 26th July 2020 will no longer be running. However, we have already agreed dates for the Strata […]

Location: Strata Florida, near Pontrhydfendigaid, Mid Wales | Dates: 30th June to 26th July 2020 | Cost: 1-4 weeks full/non-residential cost - £295 (deposit £145) Accredited 4 week 20 credit module courses - £1580 (deposit £790) Digger Days - £40 (inc lunch)

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Caherconnell Archaeological Field School

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the unique Burren region. In partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway we aim to provide the very best archaeological education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: Various dates June - August. See website www.caherconnell.com | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5995.00 Per 4 Weeks - €4250.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2495.00 Fees include full board hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance

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PLACE Archaeological Field School

The PLACE Field School takes place within Dorset, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. This year the project is based in Purbeck, on the edge of Poole Harbour.  On the Purbeck site this year, we will gain insight into how harbourside communities developed over time and […]

Location: Wytch Farm, Wytch Passage, Corfe Castle, Dorset | Dates: 10 June - 5 July 2019, Monday to Friday only. Open day Sunday 7 July 2019 | Cost: £250 per week (early bird discount available). Reduced price for Dorset residents.

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Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle was one of the Tudors’ most beloved palaces. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII while he made his decision to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, later lived after he died. But hidden in the castle grounds, DigVentures has found traces of yet another remarkable moment in […]

Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds | Dates: 02-09 June | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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Bainbridge Archaeological Training Excavation

Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for this week-long training excavation, which focuses on the teaching of archaeological excavation methods. As well as offering the very best in archaeological training and support, this training excavation is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport. *Please note accommodation […]

Location: Bainbridge, nr Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England | Dates: Week 1: 7th to 11th Sept 2020. Week 2: 14th to 18th Sept 2020 | Cost: £250 per person

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Romans of East Yorkshire

Two thousand years ago, the Romans marched north and established a centre at York. But while archaeologists have found many later Roman settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, only a handful of sites inhabited by the earliest Roman settlers in the region have ever been found… until now. Over the last three years, DigVentures has […]

Location: Driffield, East Riding | Dates: 25-30 August | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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Lindisfarne 2020

Lindisfarne is one of England’s most iconic early medieval sites. When the Vikings headed over, this famous monastery was their first target. For 1,000 years, its ruins were lost to history, but DigVentures and Durham University have now uncovered some of its remains. Over the last four years, hundreds of crowdfunders have joined the team […]

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland | Dates: 8th - 20th September | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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