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Bradgate

Bradgate Park Fieldschool

Excavating Tudor history. In our fifth and final season of the Bradgate Park Fieldschool we will be focussing attention on excavating the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey: the nine days Tudor queen. Our previous excavations within Bradgate House revealed that there is an earlier stone phase beneath the standing brick ruin. Our excavations this […]

Location: Bradgate Park, Leicestershire | Dates: 3rd June – 28th June | Cost: £250 per week, with free transport to and from site each day from the University of Leicester.

Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig

The start of an exciting new archaeological investigation into the heritage of Alton, Hampshire and part of The Festival of Archaeology.  Crop marks within the Town Gardens in the hot, dry summer of 2018, led to a geophysical survey in the park. The Big Dig in July focuses on features seen and will provide educational […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Free. Membership required for test pitting. £15 per year, students half price.

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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.

CAERLEON SAMIAN GROUP - Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

National Museum of Wales holds pottery workshops in Caerleon and Cardiff during the year. These take the form of a half day meeting on Tuesdays across some 6 weeks. That in the autumn of 2019 at Caerleon will be working on Roman samian from the Legionary Fortress. An enthusiasm for Roman pottery and a willingness […]

Location: National Museum Wales | Dates: Tuesday mornings during Autumn 2019. | Cost: Free. Participants need to register as Museum volunteers on the museum website. (Look for ‘Getting Involved’)

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The Colemore Project Spring Excavation

Colemore is in the west of the South Downs National Park with a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement.  Ten seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey reveal a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA).  Buildings include a […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Thursday 25th April- Tuesday 21st May. The site is closed on Wednesdays. | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£15 per year) Students half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)

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Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 19th season at Saveock Water which is a multi-period dig from the Mesolithic to the 17thcentury which has been featured in the world media and in a National Geographic documentary on its 17th century pagan deposits . The earliest part of the site is a Mesolithic camp then a Neolithic ritual site […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: Monday to Friday from the 1st July to the 16th August 2019. | Cost: £200 per week.