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

DIGVENTURES - Elmswell

Elmswell

Elmswell Farm has the potential to become one of Yorkshire’s most important multi-period sites. Over the years, it has produced an embarrassment of archaeological riches – Roman coins, Anglo-Saxon burials, Bronze Age weapons, a cache of stone tools, and the remains of an abandoned medieval village that’s so well preserved you can still see its […]

Location: Elmswell Farm, Yorkshire | Dates: 14th to 26th August 2018 | Cost: £165 per day / £625 per week

MERCIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES CIC - Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School

The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool

This is not an ordinary field school – this is a ‘Training Field School’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest. This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger. You will receive […]

Location: King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire | Dates: Week A: August 6th to 10th 2018 Week B: August 13th to 17th 2018 Week C: August 20th to 24th 2018 | Cost: £250 per person

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Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari

Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari is a small hillfort in a beautiful location at the northern end of the Clwydian mountains. It is about 5 miles north-east of Denbigh overlooking the village of Bodfari. In previous years we have carried out extensive survey work and excavation is ongoing. In 2018 we shall be working on trenches located at […]

Location: Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales | Dates: Sunday July 22nd to Friday August 3rd 2018 inclusive (middle Saturday is a day off) | Cost: Free

POLYOLBION ARCHAEOLOGY - Hanwell Park Project (1)

Hanwell Park

This will be the 6th year of archaeological investigation into the seventeenth century gardens at Hanwell Castle, part of a programme of doctoral research with the University of Oxford. We will be concentrating on the excavation of a water parterre which may be the location of the famous ‘House of Diversion’ described in Robert Plot’s 1675 Natural […]

Location: Hanwell, Oxfordshire | Dates: All year round, most Tuesdays and Thursdays, some additional days in the summer according to demand | Cost: Free

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Rocky Clump

Rocky Clump is a Romano-British site. Excavations in the field to the north of the copse of trees, called Rocky Clump, revealed pits, post holes and ditches dated from the 1st to the early 4th century AD. Excavations to the south of the copse have revealed an enclosure with ditches measuring 3 metres in width. […]

Location: Ovingdean, near Brighton | Dates: Mid-April to end of October 2018 | Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society (£15 full or £7.50 student).

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Kildavie Excavation

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: 12th to 25th August 2018 | Cost: £575 (GBP)

BURY ARCHAEOLOGICAL GROUP - Lowes

Lowes

The site at Lowes Tenement lies on an important part of the historic landscape of Walmersley. It contains evidence of human activity from prehistoric to early medieval times at the Bronze Age cairn on Whitelow Hill, approximately 350 metres east of Lowes. Park Farm, 150 metres southwest of Lowes, marks the birthplace of John Kay, […]

Location: Park Farm, Walmersley, Bury BL9 5NL | Dates: Wednesday’s and some weekends. April to October 2018. | Cost: Membership £10 (£15 family)

ARCHEOSCAN - Various Roman Sites

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 main domestic areas of […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various between April and October 2018. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £30 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.

COLCHESTER ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP & FORDHAM HISTORY SOCIETY - Fordham Hall Phase II

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 all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016, involve open area excavation […]

Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex | Dates: Selected dates throughout 2018 | Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.

SAVEOCK WATER ARCHAEOLOGY - Saveock Water Archaeology

Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 18th Season at this multi period site dating from the Mesolithic to 17th century pagan deposits. The dig has featured extensively on the world media and had a National Geographic Documentary made on it. The Director Jacqui Wood was listed last year in the top 2% of researchers on Academia.edu (based in […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: 4th June to 10th August 2018 | Cost: £200 per week plus an extra £25 per week if lunch is required.

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