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

GALWAY ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL - Isert Kelly Castle

Isert Kelly Castle

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 2018, we will return to Isert Kelly Castle […]

Location: Isert Kelly Castle, Kilchreest, Co Galway, Ireland | Dates: June 4 to July 27 2018 | Cost: €3,450 (for a four-week course) to include accommodation, tuition, local transportation and academic credit.

ARCHEOSCAN - Various Roman Sites

Archeoscan

Archeoscan run a number of digs throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites in South Gloucestershire that we have explored over the past few years. Significant Roman buildings have been uncovered at each site. This year we will be continuing to explore the main domestic areas of […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various between April and October 2018. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £30 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.

COLCHESTER ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP & FORDHAM HISTORY SOCIETY - Fordham Hall Phase II

Fordham Hall Phase II

Colchester Archaeological Group and Fordham History Society, with permission from The Woodland Trust are carrying out ongoing excavations on a Roman Site at Fordham Hall, Essex. Geophysics, field-walking, trial trenching and finds from Phase I in 2015 all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016, involve open area excavation […]

Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex | Dates: Selected dates throughout 2018 | Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.

SAVEOCK WATER ARCHAEOLOGY - Saveock Water Archaeology

Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 18th Season at this multi period site dating from the Mesolithic to 17th century pagan deposits. The dig has featured extensively on the world media and had a National Geographic Documentary made on it. The Director Jacqui Wood was listed last year in the top 2% of researchers on Academia.edu (based in […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: 4th June to 10th August 2018 | Cost: £200 per week plus an extra £25 per week if lunch is required.

POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT - Poulton Research Project

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: 25th June – 24th August 2018. Four start dates available: Monday 25th June, or Monday 9th July, or Monday 23rd July, or Monday 6th August 2018 | Cost: £200 per week (Minimum two weeks for skeleton excavation)

ENFIELD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Theobalds and Elsyng Tudor and Jacobean Palaces

Elsyng Palace

The long running excavation of the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Elsyng Palace, the courtier’s palace of Sir Thomas Lovell and royal palace from Henry VIII to James I, will focus in 2018 on completing the exploration of the well preserved Tudor range sampled in previous years. Structural finds have so far included superimposed patterned brick […]

Location: | Dates: 28th May to 3rd June / 11th to 15th July / 17th to 22nd July 2018 | Cost: Free but membership of the society is required (cost £12). To be eligible membership applications must be received by 21st May for May/June excavation or 4th July for July excavation.

ACHILL ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL - Keem Bay Village

Keem Bay and Caraun Point

Achill Archaeological Field School Keem Bay: 21 May – 29 June For the first half of the summer 2018 we will return to the pre-Famine village of Keem on the western-most tip of Achill Island. Circa 1838 there was a cluster of 40 buildings at Keem. Today there is scant trace of the settlement. Charles […]

Location: Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 7th May to 7th September 2018 | Cost: From €695 per week

BAG

Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation

Bexley Archaeological Group’s Annual Training Excavation will commence on Monday 13 July – Friday 17 August 2018. The site is situated in Bexley, Kent. BAG have been excavating there since 2005 and it is a great site for training students. Over the course of 5 days, students will learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, archaeological […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: Monday 13 to Friday 17 August 2018 | Cost: £100 – 5 days course, including any materials, 1 years membership to the group, insurance and certificate. Nearest train station is Bexley – about 30 minutes from London Bridge on South-Eastern trains. There is 20 minutes walk or a bus ride from the station to the site. Food – either bring lunch or there is a pub 3 minutes walk away

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