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Sudeley Castle Aerial Photo

Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle has been home to some of the most famous monarchs in English history. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII when he decided to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, lived after he died. It’s where Elizabeth I famously celebrated her victory over the Spanish Armada. This epic […]

Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds | Dates: 21st May – 2nd June 2019 | Cost: From £135

DigVentures East Yorkshire Digger

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. In 2015, three metal detecting friends uncovered […]

Location: Driffield, East Riding | Dates: 20th – 25th August 2019 | Cost: From £135

DigVentures Lindisfarne Trio

Lindisfarne 2019

Sitting on a small tidal island opposite the famous Bamburgh Castle, King Oswald chose Lindisfarne as the place to establish a monastery in AD 635. But it was no ordinary monastery: it quickly grew to become the golden heart of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. Made famous by chroniclers like Bede and Alcuin (and more […]

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland | Dates: 3rd – 15th September 2019 | Cost: From £135

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Dig Becket

Since 2016 Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been engaging in excavations to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace at Aldington.   Around 800 CE the records at Canterbury state that the original church has been replaced by the first stone church dedicated to St. Martin.  By 1086, the Domesday Book tells us that the […]

Location: Aldington, Kent | Dates: Various from 10th June-30th August. See website for further details. | Cost: Excavation and recording: £100 per day (£450 per week) Surveying: £45 per day Recording: £35 per day Finds processing: £30 per day

Bradgate

Bradgate Park Fieldschool

Excavating Tudor history. In our fifth and final season of the Bradgate Park Fieldschool we will be focussing attention on excavating the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey: the nine days Tudor queen. Our previous excavations within Bradgate House revealed that there is an earlier stone phase beneath the standing brick ruin. Our excavations this […]

Location: Bradgate Park, Leicestershire | Dates: 3rd June – 28th June | Cost: £250 per week, with free transport to and from site each day from the University of Leicester.

SWAT ARCHAEOLOGY - Kent Archaeological Field School

Kent Archaeological Field School

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2019 will include: Field Walking and Map Analysis Saturday 13th April 2019 Field work at its most basic involves walking across the landscape recording features seen on the ground. On this weekend course we are concerned with recognising and recording artefacts found within the plough soil. These […]

Location: various | Dates: various | Cost: various

Sedgeford Dig

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

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 […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: Excavation season runs from 30th June to 9th August | Cost: Excavation volunteer – Full £235, Concession £195, Offsite £110. Courses – Full £430, Concession £340, Offsite £290

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Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 19th season at Saveock Water which is a multi-period dig from the Mesolithic to the 17thcentury which has been featured in the world media and in a National Geographic documentary on its 17th century pagan deposits . The earliest part of the site is a Mesolithic camp then a Neolithic ritual site […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: Monday to Friday from the 1st July to the 16th August 2019. | Cost: £200 per week.