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

DigVentures Lancaster

The Lancaster Hoard

The north west has been dismissed as a Bronze Age blank spot for far too long. Choose this dig to help set the record straight and prove that it was actually a complex ritual landscape, full of burial mounds and impressive offerings. Let’s show ‘em! DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and […]

Location: Lancaster | Dates: 12th – 17th September 2017 | Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.

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East Wear Bay Archaeological Field School

Our site is located on top of the cliff overlooking East Wear Bay in Folkestone, Kent, right on the edge of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast. Unfortunately the area is prone to erosion. We are currently running an archaeological field school to record the archaeological remains at the site before they are lost forever. The site […]

Location: East Wear Bay, Folkestone, Kent | Dates: 10th July-5th August 2017. Monday-Saturday | Cost: £65 for a day experience. £240 for a week experience. £480 for 2 weeks. £540 for 3 weeks. £720 for 4 weeks. Returners and Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust are discounted (e-mail for further details).

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Discovering Dorchester 2017 Fieldschools

2017 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to continue down through the archaeology of the Roman ‘small town.’ 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 (100 BC […]

Location: Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire | Dates: Undergraduate Fieldschool: Sunday 26th June - Friday 8th July. Public Fieldschools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July & Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July Public field schools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July | Cost: Two week Undergraduate Fieldschool: £600, including food and a camping pitch. One week Public Fieldschools: £275, not including food or accommodation

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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-February | Cost: Around £300 per day (depending on travel distance). Classes last 2 hours each, therefor two classes can be taught in a day. Half days at a reduced rate.

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Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims Excavations

Bamburgh Castle has been occupied since at least the Iron Age and was one of the principal royal palaces of the early medieval kings of Northumbria. BRP has been undertaking excavation in the West Ward of the castle since 2000 and are currently exploring 8th century deposits associated with high status metal-working. We believe we […]

Location: Bamburgh Castle Northumberland and Bradford Kaims (near Lucker), Northumberland | Dates: 11th June to 15th July 2017 | Cost: £300.00 per six day week (includes camping and transport to and from site daily)

Digging the Castle

We Dig the Castle 2017 – Nottingham Castle

We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 17 July and 18 August 2017 | Cost: £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

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Kildavie Excavation 2016

The Field School will consist of 2 weeks excavation at the abandoned settlement of Kildavie, possibly dating back to the early medieval period. The settlement was inhabited until the 18th century before being abandoned, with many villagers leaving Scotland for North America. Previous investigations have identified at least sixteen structures ranging from domestic dwellings to […]

Location: Isle of Mull, Scotland | Dates: 28th August - 10th September 2016 | Cost: £450

Achill Cromlech Students in 2015 excavating the interior of a large Middle Bronze Age building

Cromlech Tumulus, Slievemore

Achill Archaeological Field School This is our third season at the Cromlech Tumulus on Slievemore. So far we have discovered a large stone walled Middle Bronze Age building that is overlain by a series of small Medieval and post Medieval huts. The site is also connected to a nearby Megalithic tomb by a pre bog […]

Location: Slievemore, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 9th May - 2nd July 2016 | Cost: Between €695 and €4750 (depending on length of course and whether it is an accredited or introductory course).