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

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Oldbury Camp

Iron Age people are famous for building enormous hill forts. Why did they spring up and what were their function? New research is showing that it really isn’t as simple as you think. Choose this dig if you want to help find the answer to one of the biggest questions about Iron Age Britain. DigVentures […]

Location: Oldbury upon Severn | Dates: June (dates to be confirmed) | Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.

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Bryn Celli Ddu Landscape Project

Bryn Celli Ddu is a Neolithic passage tomb on Anglesey, in northwest Wales, and this project focuses on the landscape surrounding this famous tomb. During the last two years we have built up a picture that includes a Late Neolithic / Bronze Age cairn, along with several rock art panels situated close by, making a […]

Location: Bryn Celli Ddu, Llanddaniel Fab, Anglesey | Dates: 11-24 of June 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm | Cost: Free

IAFS Blackfriary

Blackfriary IAFS

Research and teaching excavations at the Black Friary, Trim, County Meath, Ireland, have been ongoing since 2010, The Dominican (Black) friars came to Trim at the invite of then Lord of Meath, Geoffrey de Geneville, who commissioned an enormous complex to be built. It was decorated using exotic imported materials including stone, and stained glass. […]

Location: Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland | Dates: Start dates from May 21st to July 31st 2017 available | Cost: From €1250 (tuition only). Accommodation option available. International transport and local transfers not included.

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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 have all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 will involve open […]

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

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Saveock Water Archaeology

Saveock water Archaeology is now in its 17th Season and has had a National Geographic TV documentary made of it and has featured in the world media. The site has a Mesolithic Camp by the stream a Neolithic Ritual area and a Bronze Age Metalworking area. The world media interest is in our Pagan Pits […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: 5th June to 28th July 2017. Monday to Friday | Cost: £200 per week plus an extra £25 per week if lunch is required.

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Meillionydd

Meillionydd is a Late Bronze Age / Iron Age double ringwork hilltop enclosure, near Rhiw, on the Llŷn peninsula in North West Wales. The site has been partially excavated by Bangor University’s School of History and Archaeology for the past seven years. The excavations in the entrance area were finished in 2015 and a cross-section […]

Location: Near Rhiw, Llŷn peninsula, North West Wales | Dates: 05/06/2017 – 28/07/2017 | 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. For further information also see our website at http://meillionydd.bangor.ac.uk/.

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Cocks Farm Roman Villa

  This is an annual excavation which is now centred on the field adjacent to the Roman villa site. A magnetometry survey by members of the Roman Studies Group showed evidence for Roman field ditches, a lime kiln and many other anomalies. Excavation has revealed extensive late Iron Age and Roman activity on the site […]

Location: Abinger, Surrey | Dates: 19-21st June, 24-28th June, 3-5th July, 8-12th July, 15-18th July | Cost: Priority given to members of Surrey Archaeological Society or £25 a week (or part of).

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Roman Road Excavations – between Winchester – Chichester

At Beacon Hill, near Exton a ditch has been cut across the Upper of 3 Roman lanes. This enabled us to drawn a section in 2016, showing that the chalk had been levelled. Part of the Middle lane was excavated, showing it was slightly lower than the Upper Lane. We return to this site in […]

Location: Various sites between Winchester and Chichester, Hants | Dates: Bank Holiday weekends between Easter - August 2017 (4 bank holiday weekends) | Cost: NEHHAS-FAB membership £10, Novice excavators will be required to purchase the training manual (£6). Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee. Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee.

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Lincoln Archaeological Field School

Attendees will be instructed in a wide range of fieldwork skills, delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists. (Photo: Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln).[/caption] The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to volunteers who wish to gain excavation experience in a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. This summer, the Field School will continue its investigation of […]

Location: Harpswell, Lincolnshire | Dates: Monday 19th June until Saturday 15th July 2017 (inclusive) | Cost: £200 per week

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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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