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Sedgeford Dig

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

SHARP (the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term, independently-run archaeological project. Our primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: Excavation season runs from 30th June to 9th August | Cost: Excavation volunteer – Full £235, Concession £195, Offsite £110. Courses – Full £430, Concession £340, Offsite £290

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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.

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Poulton Research Project

The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation 5 miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval Chapel and associated graveyard, with an estimated 2000 burials. Continual […]

Location: Poulton, Cheshire | Dates: 1st July – 9th August 2019. | Cost: £400 for a two week course. 4-6 week courses are available.

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Battle Hill

The Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project is the 20th season of a long-term, relaxed and open series of research and training excavations into Prehistoric Aberdeenshire. The project has to date produced over 12 publications and Dr Murray Cook’s PhD. This season will focus on a newly discovered Pictish Fort, a Neolithic Cairn and medieval structure. […]

Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 3rd to 14th August 2020 | Cost: £850, or £50 per day. if not providing own accommodation

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My First Dig

I was delighted to see an advance copy of the latest issue of CA – are we really up to number 336? — with its marvellous photo of Maiden Castle on the front. It sent me back to memories of my very first dig which took place at the very tail end of Maiden Castle […]

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Current Archaeology 326

What are borders for? It is a question that has recently gone mainstream. Debate about ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ borders finds a parallel in attempts to determine whether Roman borders blocked or simply regulated movement. In this regard, the true nature of Hadrian’s Wall and the Antonine Wall remains a mystery. As the modern world is reminding us, though, the nature […]

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Meillionydd

Meillionydd is a Late Bronze Age / Iron Age double ringwork hilltop enclosure, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in northwest Wales. The site has been partially excavated by Bangor University’s School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences from 2010 to 2017. The excavations in the entrance area were finished in 2015 and a cross-section […]

Location: Near Rhiw, Llŷn peninsula, North West Wales | Dates: 01/06/2020 – 24/07/2020 | Cost: Free for British volunteers, who do not need accommodation, food and transport. Prices for Field School students and volunteers requiring accommodation, food and transport are available on request.