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

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Little Carlton Archaeology Project

Discovered in 2011 by a metal detectorist, Little Carlton is a high status Middle Saxon site. Many of finds are characteristic of a typical Saxon settlement: domestic pins and personal items, from strap-ends and pins, to hooked tags and tweezers. Others hint at a community who enjoyed and had access to the finer things in […]

Location: Little Carlton, nr Louth, Lincolnshire | Dates: 2 two-week sessions; 1) 2nd-14th July 2) 16th-28th July | Cost: £500 per two-week session, includes food and camping.

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Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP)

SHARP (Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term archaeological research project, whose primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and firmly rooted in the local […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: Week 1 commences Sunday 2/07/2017, Last day Friday 11/08/2017 | Cost: Open day free. Beowulf Evening £20.00 for off-site attendees. Courses vary, on and off site fees vary with food costs. See website for course costs.

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‘Cromlech’ Roundhouse

In 2014 the Achill Archaeological Field School began work on an enigmatic monument on the slopes of Slievemore mountain, Achill Island. The monument, dubbed ‘Cromlech Tumulus’ by antiquarians, comprises an irregular mound with protruding orthostats. For over 175 years archaeologists have argued over what the site actually is. As the name suggests it was initially […]

Location: Slievemore, Achill Island, Ireland | Dates: 3 July 2017 – 11 August 2017 (option to come for 2 – 6 weeks) | Cost: €1975/ €3995 /€4850 (Course fees includes tuition, self-catering accommodation, materials, local transport, lectures and seminars and academic credit).

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Sheriffside

The 10th season of an ongoing project into East Lothian hillforts,  this season focuses on Sheriffside. Destroyed in antiquity and appearing on no maps, Sheriffside was only rediscovered in 1981. Aerial photography picked up the parch marks of a large double ditched enclosure lying under pasture land and measuring over 150m in diameter. Initial trial […]

Location: | Dates: 10th to 21st July 2017 | Cost: £795 for 2 weeks including, travel to and from site, accommodation and food; or £50 a day if you provide your own accommodation and food.

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Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project

Battle Hill, Huntly named after a daring raid in 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence contains a variety of unmapped prehistoric settlement including Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic scatters, a potential Celtic hillfort and 3000 year old upstanding settlement as well as medieval and 19th century agriculture. Hillforts are elite Iron Age settlement […]

Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 14-25th August 2017 | Cost: £795 for 2 weeks including, travel to and from site, accommodation and food; or £50 a day if you provide your own accommodation and food.

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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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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: 2-week, 4-week and 6-week courses from May to August 2016. | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5595.00 Per 4 Weeks - €3995.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2200.00. Fees include accommodation, breakfast,lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance.

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Keem Bay Pre-Famine Rundale Village

Achill Archaeological Field School at Keem Bay, Keel West, Achill Island This exciting excavation will see Achill Archaeological Field School return to the site of a pre-Famine rundale village at the stunning Keem Bay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. AAFS has been digging at the village since 2009, and the results so far have been fascinating. […]

Location: | Dates: 22 May 2017 – 30 June 2017 (option to come for 2 – 6 weeks) | Cost: €1975/ €3995 /€4850 (Course fees includes tuition, self-catering accommodation, materials, local transport, lectures and seminars and academic credit).

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Kildavie Excavation 2017

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: 29th June to 12th July 2017 | Cost: £550 (GBP)

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Bridge Farm Romano-British Settlement

This summer sees the resumption of the archaeological excavations at the important Romano-British settlement at Bridge Farm, Nr. Barcombe Mills, East Sussex, and as in past years the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP) is offering volunteer involvement and an open weekend for visitors. Discovered in 2011, the Roman settlement at Bridge Farm shows activity from the […]

Location: | Dates: 26.06.17 – 05.08.17. Site open 7 days a week 9-5 weekdays : 10-5 weekends | Cost: £25 for 7 days, £40 for 14 days or £60 for up to 6 weeks. Camping at £50 per week (includes dig fees).

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