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Copped Hall Archaeology Field Schools

Two 5-day Field Schools, for people already familiar with the basic techniques of archaeological excavation and recording, will run from Saturday 12th to Wednesday 16th August and from Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th August 2017. Places are open to those who have attended one of the July ‘Taster Weekends’, and to diggers from other sites […]

Location: | Dates: Saturday 12th to Wednesday 16th August. Saturday 26th to Wednesday 30th August | Cost: £100.00 per person per weekend

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Elmswell Farm

What have a lost medieval village, a Bronze Age Beaker burial, sixteen Roman denari and some Anglo-Saxon pottery got in common? That’s right, they’ve all been found right here at Elmswell Farm. Choose this dig and help kick off a proper archaeological investigation. More info will be on the website soon. DigVentures is an innovative […]

Location: Elmswell Farms, Yorkshire | Dates: August 15th -20th 2017 | Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.

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East Wear Bay Archaeological Field School

Our site is located on top of the cliff overlooking East Wear Bay in Folkestone, Kent, right on the edge of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast. Unfortunately the area is prone to erosion. We are currently running an archaeological field school to record the archaeological remains at the site before they are lost forever. The site […]

Location: East Wear Bay, Folkestone, Kent | Dates: 10th July-5th August 2017. Monday-Saturday | Cost: £65 for a day experience. £240 for a week experience. £480 for 2 weeks. £540 for 3 weeks. £720 for 4 weeks. Returners and Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust are discounted (e-mail for further details).

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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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Roman Road Excavations – between Winchester – Chichester

At Beacon Hill, near Exton a ditch has been cut across the Upper of 3 Roman lanes. This enabled us to drawn a section in 2016, showing that the chalk had been levelled. Part of the Middle lane was excavated, showing it was slightly lower than the Upper Lane. We return to this site in […]

Location: Various sites between Winchester and Chichester, Hants | Dates: Bank Holiday weekends between Easter - August 2017 (4 bank holiday weekends) | Cost: NEHHAS-FAB membership £10, Novice excavators will be required to purchase the training manual (£6). Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee. Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee.

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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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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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Warren Wood – Archaeology In Marlow (AIM)

During 2017 Archaeology In Marlow (AIM) will be continuing investigations at a site in Little Marlow, Bucks. This site comprises of a double enclosure earthwork believed to be Medieval in date, but prehistoric pottery found there suggests the origins of the site are much earlier. Investigations will continue within the inner enclosure and the surrounding […]

Location: Warren Wood, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire | Dates: Vary – Generally alternate Sunday mornings | Cost: Membership of AIM - from £6 to £15, depending on circumstances.

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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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