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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

Lincoln field school

Lincoln Archaeological Field School 2019: Exploring Roman and Medieval Lincoln

Based in the heart of a stunning historic city, the Lincoln Archaeological Field School is a training excavation run by Bishop Grosseteste University on the site of St Hugh’s, a Grade II listed building located on an Augustinian friary founded in the thirteenth century. Immediately adjacent to the northern extension of Ermine Street, this site […]

Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom | Dates: June 10, 2019 to July 6, 2019. Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019 | Cost: £250 per week (non-credited) OR £1500 for entire school (with academic credit)

Bainbridge

Bainbridge Archaeological Training Excavation

We will be concentrating our excavations on the possible medieval manorial complex, to the north of the late Bronze Age hillfort, which has been identified from earthworks and recently discovered pottery All techniques offered on the course are taught and experienced throughout the week, a mixture of theory sessions and hands on training from our […]

Location: Bainbridge, nr Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England | Dates: Week 1: 9th to 13th Sept 2019. Week 2: 16th to 20th Sept 2019 | Cost: £250 per person

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.

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

digbecket

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

aden mansion house

Aden Mansion House

Aden Mansion House is now a ruin. It was probably built around 1758 after the Russell family acquired the estate. It was reconstructed in 1832-3 by John Smith and fell into disrepair in the 1920s. A geophysical survey revealed details of the gardens under the current lawn and also a possible earlier structure.  We will […]

Location: Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 29 April-12 May 2019 | Cost: Free, a part from accommodation and food.

Carrick

Carrick Archaeology Site

Built in 1169 AD/CE, Ferrycarrig is crucial to our understanding of the earliest stages of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. The first permanent Anglo-Norman fortification to be built in Ireland, the site comprised a ringwork castle placed on a natural promontory overlooking the River Slaney and Wexford town. Today, the bank and ditch are all […]

Location: Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford | Dates: July 14th – August 10th | Cost: $4,670

Newbarns project dig

The Newbarns Project

Excavation of Neolithic Kerb Cairns continues in 2019, with prehistoric cremation burials on a later multi settlement site up to the 13th & 14th centuries. All ages are welcome to participate in excavation but all expenses to be paid by student/visitor alike. No disabled access is available.

Location: | Dates: 1st July to 21st September 2019 | Cost: Accommodation, food, travel and transport costs all to be met by the individual digger, but donations are more than welcome.

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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