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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 […]

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

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

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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 2020, we will return to Isert Kelly Castle […]

Location: Isert Kelly Castle, Kilchreest, Co Galway, Ireland | Dates: Two 4-week sessions are available: June 8 – July 3 and July 6 – 31. | Cost: €3,600 (for a 4-week course; includes tuition, academic credit and accommodation. Local transportation is also provided for free).

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Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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 […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: 28th June to 7th August | Cost: Please see our website for costs for details of our excavation and courses. www.sharp.org.uk

Hanwell-Pots

Hanwell Park

This will be the 8th year of archaeological investigation into the 17th-century gardens at Hanwell Castle, part of a programme of doctoral research with the University of Oxford. We will be concentrating on the excavation of a water parterre based on an octagonal stone lined island which may be the location of the famous ‘House […]

Location: Hanwell, Oxfordshire | Dates: Usually 2 days a week May to October, sometimes more frequently | Cost: Free, volunteers are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and food. Equipment supplied.

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Archeoscan

PLEASE NOTE SOME OF ARCHEOSCAN’S 2020 EXCAVATIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED – SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS Archeoscan run a number of digs open to members of the public throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to at least two Roman sites. In April, our first dig will focus on the […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various between April and October 2020. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £35 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.

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Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 20th season at Saveock Water which is a multi-period dig from the Mesolithic to the 17th century 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 […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: Monday to Friday, 29th June to 14th August | Cost: £200 per week, plus £25 per week if lunch required

Caraun-point

Caraun Point Excavations

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED The machair-covered promontory of Caraun Point is the setting of a dense multi-period archaeological complex extending over an area of c.180m by 100m east/west, and comprising fifteen monuments that include a robbed-out stone fort, a children’s burial ground or cillín, six middens, several dry-stone buildings, a […]

Location: Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 29 June – 14 August | Cost: From €695 for 1-week residential course. €550 for non-residential course

BAG

Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation

Bexley Archaeological Group’s site is situated in Bexley, Kent. BAG have been recently opened up a new site and will be great place for training students. Our activities will be held over the course of the year and students will learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, archaeological illustrations, site drawing and excavating.  Talks will be […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: On Saturdays throughout 2020 | Cost: Annual membership is £16.00. To participate in the training excavation/sessions these will be an additional £15 and would be held on a Saturday. Our annual subscription to the group allows members to attend our site on designated dates and talks which are booked bi-monthly.

Meillionydd

Meillionydd

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Meillionydd excavation has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we expect to continue our field work in June and July 2021. Meillionydd is a Late Bronze Age / Iron Age double ringwork hilltop enclosure, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in northwest Wales. The site has been partially excavated […]

Location: Near Rhiw, Llŷn peninsula, North West Wales | Dates: 01/06/2020 – 24/07/2020 | Cost: Free for British volunteers, who do not need accommodation, food and transport. Prices for Field School students and volunteers requiring accommodation, food and transport are available on request.