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

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Archaeology Live! 2017

Now heading into our 4th year at All Saints, North Street and our 17th consecutive year of Archaeology Live! Based in the grounds of one of York’s finest medieval Churches the site boasts archaeological features from medieval pits to 19th century burials while finds include Roman and Viking pottery, coins, buttons, jewellery and the occasional Neolithic object. We […]

Location: All Saints, North Street, York | Dates: Summer Session: 26 June - 15 September Spring Session: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Weekend Courses: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Post- excavation course: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest | Cost: From £50 for a taster course and £230 for 1 week. Post-excavation course £180.

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.

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Poulton Research Project

The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 5 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval Chapel and associated graveyard, with an estimated 2000 burials. Continual […]

Location: Poulton, Cheshire | Dates: Easter Season 10-21 April. Summer Season 26 June – 25 August. | Cost: £190 for one week. £380 for two weeks. Discounts are available for booking 3, 4, and more weeks.

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Kent Archaeological Field School (KAFS)

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2017 include: May Bank Holiday Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017: An introduction to archaeological field walking and test pitting on the site of a newly discovered Roman villa at Sittingbourne On this Bank Holiday weekend we shall look at the ways in which archaeological sites are […]

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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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St Helen’s Chapel, Malham

Would you like to have the opportunity to dig on the site of an early-medieval chapel in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales?  In 2015 and 2016 the ancient chapel of St Helen in Malham, near Skipton, was excavated by Mark Roberts and his students at UCL. To date excavations have confirmed the location of […]

Location: Malham | Dates: 3-15 July 2017 | Cost: Free

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Plumpton Roman Villa Project

Excavation Training Courses and Excavation Volunteer Opportunities at a third/fourth- century winged-corridor villa site to the north-west of Lewes, East Sussex. Project Director: Dr David Rudling, MCIfA, FSA. Volunteer fees: £25 for one week 1-day (Saturday) Taster Excavation Days: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA) Comprehensive 5-day (Monday-Friday) Excavation Training Courses (covering: site discovery; geophysics, basic […]

Location: Plumpton Roman Villa, Wales Farm, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE | Dates: 26 June – 5 August 2017. Volunteering during weekdays only (ie Monday-Friday). | Cost: Volunteer fees: £25 per week; 1-day courses: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA); 5-day Excavation Training Course (recommended for beginners or those with limited experience): £175 (£165).

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Moredun Top 2017

Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and […]

Location: Moncreiffe Hill, near Perth | Dates: 25 April - 20 May 2017 | Cost: Free to attend the dig and there will be a free diggers’ bus running to and from the site from Perth. Diggers will need to provide their own food and drink and any accommodation.

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Maple Lime Kilns Community Dig

A chance to be involved with this once in a lifetime dig at Marple’s hidden scheduled monument built with gothic architectural detail and including workers housing, its own tramway and canal arms. We’re going to excavate in front of the kiln tunnels, and need volunteers to help us! We’re expecting to find evidence of the […]

Location: Marple Lime Kilns, Lime Kiln Lane, SK6 | Dates: Monday to Friday 17th – 21st and 24th -  28th October, 9.30am until 4pm | Cost: Free

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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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