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Hanwell Park

This will be the 7th. year of archaeological investigation into the seventeenth-century gardens at Hanwell Castle, part of a programme of doctoral research with the University of Oxford. We will be concentrating on the excavation of a water parterre based on an octagonal stone lined island which may be the location of the famous ‘House […]

Location: Hanwell, Oxfordshire | Dates: All year round, usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. | Cost: Free

Bamburgh Castle Dig

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. In its heyday Bamburgh was the principal Palace-fortress of the early medieval Kings of Northumbria a role for which it has become increasingly famous in recent years through Bernard Cornwell’s Uhtred books and TV series. The excavations are set within the castle […]

Location: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland | Dates: June 16th to July 27th 2019 | Cost: Cost £280.00 per week and includes transport to and from site from campsite.

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Archeoscan

Archeoscan run a number of digs open to members of the public throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites.   In April, our first dig will focus on the wider hinterland of the main building of a site that we have been excavating for the past 5 years […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various between April and October 2019. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £30 per-person per-day. All excavation equipment is included.

Fordam Hall Dig

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 summer, May to September, and ongoing. 2019. | 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

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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Elsyng Palace

The sixteenth season of work at Elsyng, home of Sir Thomas Lovell, Chancellor to Henry VII, and then of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and other monarchs will continue to explore one of the service wings of the royal palace. The 2018 excavation of a complete furnace in the probable boiling house, and of multiple patterned […]

Location: Forty Hall, Enfield | Dates: 16th – 28th July 2019 | Cost: Free but membership of society (£12) required (deadline to join 6th July).

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Caraun Point Multi-period Archaeological Complex

The Achill Archaeological Field School 2019 programme will focus on the multi-period archaeological complex at Caraun point on the northern coast of Achill island.  Caraun Point is well known for its rich archaeological remains, including an early medieval enclosure and remains of a cashel, several shell middens, dog whelk mounds and an early modern village […]

Location: Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 29 April – 30 August 2019 | Cost: From €695 inclusive of tuition, all materials, local transport and self-catering accommodation.

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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: 03/06/2019 – 26/07/2019 | 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.

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