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

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The Lost City of Trellech Excavation

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation is an ongoing research dig to understand a settlement that was once the largest in Wales in medieval times. Over more than 10 years we have discovered the remains of several properties including a fortified moated manor house which again will be the focus for this year’s excavations. Last […]

Location: Catbrook Road, Trellech, Monmouthshire NP25 4PE. On Google Map – Search for Lost City of Trellech | Dates: Excavation Weekends 1st April to 29th October. Summer Dig – 4 weeks from 15th July to 13th August | Cost: Excavation Weekends - £75 per year. Annual Dig - £50 per week.

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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)

The Colemore Project

The Colemore Project

Set amongst the rolling hills in the west of the South Downs National Park, views over the edge of The Weald stretch away in the distance. Little was known about the site until the landowner discovered some pottery dating to the Romano-British period when the field had a final ploughing before it was laid to […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Colemore: 28 April - 22 May and 22 September - 18 October, site closed Tuesdays. Stroud: 14-16 July; 21-23 July; 28-30 July. | Cost: Membership (£15.00 per annum, due 31.03, students half price) is required for insurance purposes. Dig fees at Colemore are £6 per day, and at Stroud £2 per day.

Galway

Isert Kelly Castle

The aim of the Isert Kelly Castle project is to explore the archaeological evidence for structural remains and occupation deposits at a late medieval Irish castle or tower house. The tower house at Isert Kelly is well preserved and the secondary buildings on the site, which may have included a free-standing hall, stables, cottages and […]

Location: Galway Ireland | Dates: Session 2: June 6th - July 1st Session 3: July 4th - July 29th | Cost: €3,250 – this course fee includes tuition and self-catering accommodation, plus we also provide free local transportation.

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Vindolanda Excavations 2016

The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970 and over 6700 people have benefited from this challenging experience. The Vindolanda Trust recognises the substantial contribution of its volunteer excavators to our understanding of the site, and therefore Roman Britain as a whole. At Vindolanda we are committed […]

Location: Roman Vindolanda, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN | Dates: 2-week periods April to September | Cost: £120 Excavation fee. £25 Friends of Vindolanda membership. £880 12 nights full board accommodation.

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Jacobites, Clearance and Scots!

This field school will record the historical and archaeological sites dating to the 18th Century. The location of the project is inspired by a series of ‘Grand Tours’ of Scotland. The Tours were often facilitated by the construction of new military roads in Scotland, built in an attempt to ‘open up’ the Highlands following the […]

Location: Highland Perthshire | Dates: 4th-18th June 2016 | Cost: £700

Kaims

Bradford Kaims Wetland Excavation

The Bradford Kaims project has been running since 2010 and is a project run as part of Bamburgh Research Project, with collaborations from the local community and University of Stirling’s palaeo-environmentalist Dr Richard Tipping. The project was supported in 2012 by English Heritage and the National Lottery scheme. The wetland itself is known as Newham […]

Location: Lucker, Northumberland | Dates: 6th June - 30th July 2016 | Cost: £250.00 per week including camping

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).

Penycloddiau

Penycloddiau Archaeological Field School

From its spectacular hillfort location, this field school aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the full range of practical skills involved in the archaeological process. These include single-context stratigraphic excavation/recording, drawing plans/sections, geophysics and topographic survey, archaeological photography/illustration, finds handling and environmental sampling/processing. At 21 hectares, Penycloddiau hillfort is one of the […]

Location: Flintshire, North Wales, United Kingdom | Dates: 17th July - 13th August 2016 | Cost: $4,500

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