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View the 2017 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 326 of Current Archaeology magazine.


We Dig the Castle

Details We Dig the Castle – first held in 2015 – is Nottingham Castle’s annual training excavation. It is a partnership between Historic England, Nottingham City Council and Trent & Peak Archaeology. We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-2 week study place. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 16th July to 18th August 2018 | Cost: From £40 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

DIGVENTURES - Coldingham


Picture this: it’s around AD 650 and the Northumbrian monastery founded on Lindisfarne by Anglo-Saxon King Oswald is rapidly rising to fame. But just across the Scottish border something else is happening; Oswald has a sister named Aebbe, and she too has founded a monastery. This historic site is fundamental to our understanding of the […]

Location: Coldingham, Berwickshire | Dates: 19th June to 1st July 2018 | Cost: £165 per day / £625 per week

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Discovering Dorchester 2018 Fieldschool

2018 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to investigate the archaeology of a Romano-British ‘small town’ for the last time. Dorchester is a key site in English, and indeed British, history, being one of few sites in the country where settlements dating from the late Iron Age […]

Location: Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire | Dates: Undergraduate Fieldschool: Sunday 24th June to Friday 6th July 2018 Public Fieldschools: Sunday 8th to Friday 13th July 2018 & Sunday 15th to Friday 20th July 2018 | Cost: Two week Undergraduate Fieldschool: £600 (includes food and a camping pitch). One week Public Fieldschools: £275 (not including food or accommodation)


Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. The castle is one of the most stunning locations in the UK, with an extensive archaeological legacy. In its heyday Bamburgh was the principal Palace-fortress of the early medieval Kings of Northumbria a role for which it has become increasingly famous in […]

Location: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland | Dates: June 17th to July 20th 2018 | Cost: £275 per six day week for tuition with transport provided to site.


Keem Bay and Caraun Point

Achill Archaeological Field School Keem Bay: 21 May – 29 June For the first half of the summer 2018 we will return to the pre-Famine village of Keem on the western-most tip of Achill Island. Circa 1838 there was a cluster of 40 buildings at Keem. Today there is scant trace of the settlement. Charles […]

Location: Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 7th May to 7th September 2018 | Cost: From €695 per week

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Cambridge Archaeology Learning Foundation (CALF)

Cambridge Archaeology Learning Foundation (CALF) is being offered by Access Cambridge Archaeology, part of the University of Cambridge. CALF sessions use many different subject skills, to introduce archaeology and the evidence we use to understand the past. Sessions cover a wide range of time periods from the stone age, to the present day, and can […]

Location: Within classrooms at primary schools (years 1-6, ages 5-11) | Dates: September to March (though occasional dates available at other times; please contact us for details) | Cost: £300 a day (two classes) or £200 for half day (one class). Flexibility available – do check what is possible for your needs.