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

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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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Archeoscan

Archeoscan run a number of digs throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites in South Gloucestershire that we have explored over the past few years. Significant Roman buildings have been uncovered at each site. This year we will be continuing to explore the buildings and continuing to […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various during 2017. Usually Apr/May and August/September. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £25 per person per day. All excavation equipment is included.

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Fordham Hall Phase II

Colchester Archaeological Group and Fordham History Society, with permission from The Woodland Trust are carrying out ongoing excavations on a Roman Site at Fordham Hall, Essex. Geophysics, field-walking, trial trenching and finds from Phase I in 2015 have all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 will involve open […]

Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex | Dates: Selected dates throughout summer, May to September, and ongoing. | Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.

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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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Newbarns Project

  Comprises 3 Kerb cairns from Neolithic to Medieval, multi settlement eras. Many prehistoric cremation burials dating from EBA to Iron Age in Galloway. Current excavation is excavating 12th-century Celto Norse Motte Hill and associated defences. Also several EBA burials. All welcome to try their hand at excavation, young or old, amateur and professional alike […]

Location: | Dates: 3rd July -23rd September 2017 | Cost: £50 per week for first 2 weeks, thereafter free, plus £20 Booking Fee (non refundable).

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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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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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