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Caherconnell

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 of the area daily. […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: Various. See website www.caherconnell.com | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5950.00 Per 4 Weeks - €4195.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2450.00 Fees include full board hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance

DigVentures East Yorkshire Digger

Romans of East Yorkshire

Two thousand years ago, the Romans marched north and established a centre at York. But while archaeologists have found many later Roman settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, only a handful of sites inhabited by the earliest Roman settlers in the region have ever been found… until now. In 2015, three metal detecting friends uncovered […]

Location: Driffield, East Riding | Dates: 20th – 25th August 2019 | Cost: From £135

falkirk

Falkirk Local History Society Fieldwork

We are always looking for volunteers to help with archaeological work throughout the Falkirk district. Some of this work is pre-planned as indicated in the following list, but much is in response to circumstances. Each year, for example a fieldwalking exercise is conducted on one of the Antonine Wall forts after it is ploughed and […]

Location: Various locations around Falkirk district | Dates: Various from April-September. | Cost: Free.

isert kelly

Isert Kelly Castle Excavation

The Galway Archaeological Field School provides students with hands-on experience of the archaeology and architecture of medieval Ireland. We specialise in this field and seek to immerse our students in the wealth of medieval castles, churches and monasteries which lie scattered across the Irish landscape. In summer 2019, we will return to Isert Kelly Castle […]

Location: Isert Kelly Castle, Kilchreest, Co Galway, Ireland | Dates: June 10 – August 2 | Cost: €3,450 (for a four-week course) to include accommodation, tuition, local transportation and academic credit.

swandro

Knowe Of Swandro

The Knowe of Swandro is being destroyed by coastal erosion. The site includes a Neolithic chambered tomb and a large multi-period settlement, consisting of Iron Age roundhouses, Pictish buildings (including a smithy, where one of the stone anvils preserved the hand and knee prints of the Pictish metalworker) together with Viking and Norse remains. Our […]

Location: Rousay, Orkney | Dates: 22nd June to 10th August | Cost: Free.

blackfriary

Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

The Blackfriary excavations have been running since 2010 and were begun with the aim of exploring the role of the Dominican friary in the later medieval period in Trim. As the friary was quarried out in the 18th century we are following the footprint and remains of the monastic buildings as well as the friary graveyard […]

Location: Trim, County Meath, Ireland | Dates: June 4th-June 28th. July 1st-August 2nd. | Cost: Courses range from €3250 to €3950 inclusive of accommodation, food, field trips

digbecket

Dig Becket

Since 2016 Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been engaging in excavations to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace at Aldington.   Around 800 CE the records at Canterbury state that the original church has been replaced by the first stone church dedicated to St. Martin.  By 1086, the Domesday Book tells us that the […]

Location: Aldington, Kent | Dates: Various from 10th June-30th August. See website for further details. | Cost: Excavation and recording: £100 per day (£450 per week) Surveying: £45 per day Recording: £35 per day Finds processing: £30 per day

stroud

Stroud Exploration

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016/2017), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2019 being in fields just outside the village.  Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: Stroud near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 9th to September 1st 2019 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required. £15 per year.

Carrick

Carrick Archaeology Site

Built in 1169 AD/CE, Ferrycarrig is crucial to our understanding of the earliest stages of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. The first permanent Anglo-Norman fortification to be built in Ireland, the site comprised a ringwork castle placed on a natural promontory overlooking the River Slaney and Wexford town. Today, the bank and ditch are all […]

Location: Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford | Dates: July 14th – August 10th | Cost: $4,670

Newbarns project dig

The Newbarns Project

Excavation of Neolithic Kerb Cairns continues in 2019, with prehistoric cremation burials on a later multi settlement site up to the 13th & 14th centuries. All ages are welcome to participate in excavation but all expenses to be paid by student/visitor alike. No disabled access is available.

Location: | Dates: 1st July to 21st September 2019 | Cost: Accommodation, food, travel and transport costs all to be met by the individual digger, but donations are more than welcome.

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