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Caherconnell

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 of the area daily. […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: Various. See website www.caherconnell.com | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5950.00 Per 4 Weeks - €4195.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2450.00 Fees include full board hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance

Place Dig

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.

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

Bainbridge

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

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

falkirk

Falkirk Local History Society Fieldwork

We are always looking for volunteers to help with archaeological work throughout the Falkirk district. Some of this work is pre-planned as indicated in the following list, but much is in response to circumstances. Each year, for example a fieldwalking exercise is conducted on one of the Antonine Wall forts after it is ploughed and […]

Location: Various locations around Falkirk district | Dates: Various from April-September. | Cost: Free.

isert kelly

Isert Kelly Castle Excavation

The Galway Archaeological Field School provides students with hands-on experience of the archaeology and architecture of medieval Ireland. We specialise in this field and seek to immerse our students in the wealth of medieval castles, churches and monasteries which lie scattered across the Irish landscape. In summer 2019, we will return to Isert Kelly Castle […]

Location: Isert Kelly Castle, Kilchreest, Co Galway, Ireland | Dates: June 10 – August 2 | Cost: €3,450 (for a four-week course) to include accommodation, tuition, local transportation and academic credit.

swandro

Knowe Of Swandro

The Knowe of Swandro is being destroyed by coastal erosion. The site includes a Neolithic chambered tomb and a large multi-period settlement, consisting of Iron Age roundhouses, Pictish buildings (including a smithy, where one of the stone anvils preserved the hand and knee prints of the Pictish metalworker) together with Viking and Norse remains. Our […]

Location: Rousay, Orkney | Dates: 22nd June to 10th August | Cost: Free.

blackfriary

Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

The Blackfriary excavations have been running since 2010 and were begun with the aim of exploring the role of the Dominican friary in the later medieval period in Trim. As the friary was quarried out in the 18th century we are following the footprint and remains of the monastic buildings as well as the friary graveyard […]

Location: Trim, County Meath, Ireland | Dates: June 4th-June 28th. July 1st-August 2nd. | Cost: Courses range from €3250 to €3950 inclusive of accommodation, food, field trips

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