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

Rampart Battle Hill

Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project

Battle Hill, Huntly named after a daring raid in 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence contains a variety of unmapped prehistoric settlement including Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic scatters, a potential Celtic hillfort and 3000 year old upstanding settlement as well as medieval and 19th century agriculture. Hillforts are elite Iron Age settlement […]

Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 14-25th August 2017 | Cost: £795 for 2 weeks including, travel to and from site, accommodation and food; or £50 a day if you provide your own accommodation and food.

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Discovering Dorchester 2017 Fieldschools

2017 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to continue down through the archaeology of the Roman ‘small town.’ Dorchester is a key site in English, and indeed British, history, being one of few sites in the country where settlements dating from the late Iron Age (100 BC […]

Location: Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire | Dates: Undergraduate Fieldschool: Sunday 26th June - Friday 8th July. Public Fieldschools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July & Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July Public field schools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July | Cost: Two week Undergraduate Fieldschool: £600, including food and a camping pitch. One week Public Fieldschools: £275, not including food or accommodation

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset | Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 12th June – 7th July | Cost: 237.50 pw

Piddington, Northamptonshire: Late Iron Age settlement & Romano-British villa complex

38th season of excavation at the Late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British villa complex at Piddington, Northamptonshire, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society (UNAS), directed by directed by Roy & Diana Friendship-Taylor. Food and accommodation options available (including campsite at site, with basic facilities); variable fees. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or […]

Location: Piddington, Northamptonshire | Dates: Saturday 29 July - Sunday 27 August 2017. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or longer. | Cost: Variable fees

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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: Easter Season 10-21 April. Summer Season 26 June – 25 August. | Cost: £190 for one week. £380 for two weeks. Discounts are available for booking 3, 4, and more weeks.

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Moredun Top 2017

Moredun Top dig is back for the third and final year excavating the complex Iron Age hillfort. The dig runs from Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 20 May. Findings from the last two digs include a possible dun or broch, parts of shale bracelets, quern stones, a pivot stone, gaming pieces, stone lamps, beads, and […]

Location: Moncreiffe Hill, near Perth | Dates: 25 April - 20 May 2017 | Cost: Free to attend the dig and there will be a free diggers’ bus running to and from the site from Perth. Diggers will need to provide their own food and drink and any accommodation.

Penycloddiau

Penycloddiau Archaeological Field School

From its spectacular hillfort location, this field school aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the full range of practical skills involved in the archaeological process. These include single-context stratigraphic excavation/recording, drawing plans/sections, geophysics and topographic survey, archaeological photography/illustration, finds handling and environmental sampling/processing. At 21 hectares, Penycloddiau hillfort is one of the […]

Location: Flintshire, North Wales, United Kingdom | Dates: 17th July - 13th August 2016 | Cost: $4,500

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