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Mercian Archaeological Services Post-Fieldwork Training School

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2020 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport. This training school is designed to provide training and experience in various aspects of the post excavation process. All tuition and training will be carried out […]

Location: Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire | Dates: 26-30 October 2020 | Cost: £250 per person

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Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig – The second year 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 followed by productive test pits in 2019. The Big Dig […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Membership required for test pitting. £20 per year, students half price. Daily fee £6. Community element totally free. Taster days £25 (max 2).

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Petersfield Excavation

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016 – 2019), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2020 being in fields near Petersfield. Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Iron Age/ Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: A field near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 13th to September 15th 2020 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£20 per year). Full-Time Students under 25 - half price

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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. Eleven 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: 28 May - 30 June. The site is closed on Wednesdays. | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£20 per year). Full-time students under 25 - half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)

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Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 20th season at Saveock Water which is a multi-period dig from the Mesolithic to the 17th century 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 […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: Monday to Friday, 29th June to 14th August | Cost: £200 per week, plus £25 per week if lunch required

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Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation

Bexley Archaeological Group’s site is situated in Bexley, Kent. BAG have been recently opened up a new site and will be great place for training students. Our activities will be held over the course of the year and students will learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, archaeological illustrations, site drawing and excavating.  Talks will be […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: On Saturdays throughout 2020 | Cost: Annual membership is £16.00. To participate in the training excavation/sessions these will be an additional £15 and would be held on a Saturday. Our annual subscription to the group allows members to attend our site on designated dates and talks which are booked bi-monthly.

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The Durotriges Big Dig

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Durotriges Project, now in its 12th year, is run as a training school for both students and the general public, by experienced archaeological staff from Bournemouth University, fieldwork taking place on the chalk hills above Bere Regis in Dorset. To date, the Project has investigated […]

Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset | Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 8th June – 3rd July | Cost: £100 per week (we would recommend a minimum of 2 weeks) with free transport to and from Bournemouth every day