Browsing Digs

Quick links

Looking for some inspiration? Why not try using the links below to get you started:

Dig for a Day ¦ Roman Digs ¦ Digs Suitable for Children ¦ All Inclusive Digs ¦ Completely Free Digs


Search by Location:
All AreasScotland | Wales | North East | North West | YorkshireMidlands | East of England | London | South East | South West | Isle of Man | Ireland

Search by Date:
March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | All 2017

Search by Time Period:
Prehistoric | Bronze Age | Iron Age | Roman | Saxon | Medieval | TudorJacobean | Post Medieval | Multi-Period

Search by Cost:
Free | Free (membership fee required) | £1-£25 | £26-£100 | £101-£250 | £256-£500 | £500+

Search by:
Academic Credits Available | Accommodation Included | All Inclusive | Dig for a Day | Finds Processing | Suitable for Children | Experienced Diggers | Field School | Non-Excavation Courses | Other Ways to Get Involved

Search within Digs list:

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

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.

roman road excavation chilcomb

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.

Caherconnell Field School

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School

Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the unique Burren region. In partnership with the National university of Ireland in Galway we aim to provide the very best archaeological education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: 2-week, 4-week and 6-week courses from May to August 2016. | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5595.00 Per 4 Weeks - €3995.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2200.00. Fees include accommodation, breakfast,lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance.

Achill Keem Bay 2015

Keem Bay Pre-Famine Rundale Village

Achill Archaeological Field School at Keem Bay, Keel West, Achill Island This exciting excavation will see Achill Archaeological Field School return to the site of a pre-Famine rundale village at the stunning Keem Bay on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. AAFS has been digging at the village since 2009, and the results so far have been fascinating. […]

Location: | Dates: 22 May 2017 – 30 June 2017 (option to come for 2 – 6 weeks) | Cost: €1975/ €3995 /€4850 (Course fees includes tuition, self-catering accommodation, materials, local transport, lectures and seminars and academic credit).

AIM IMG_2351_1

Warren Wood – Archaeology In Marlow (AIM)

During 2017 Archaeology In Marlow (AIM) will be continuing investigations at a site in Little Marlow, Bucks. This site comprises of a double enclosure earthwork believed to be Medieval in date, but prehistoric pottery found there suggests the origins of the site are much earlier. Investigations will continue within the inner enclosure and the surrounding […]

Location: Warren Wood, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire | Dates: Vary – Generally alternate Sunday mornings | Cost: Membership of AIM - from £6 to £15, depending on circumstances.

Trellech CIMG9846

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation is an ongoing research dig to understand a settlement that was once the largest in Wales in medieval times. Over more than 10 years we have discovered the remains of several properties including a fortified moated manor house which again will be the focus for this year’s excavations. Last […]

Location: Catbrook Road, Trellech, Monmouthshire NP25 4PE. On Google Map – Search for Lost City of Trellech | Dates: Excavation Weekends 1st April to 29th October. Summer Dig – 4 weeks from 15th July to 13th August | Cost: Excavation Weekends - £75 per year. Annual Dig - £50 per week.

KAFS 054_54

Kent Archaeological Field School (KAFS)

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2017 include: May Bank Holiday Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017: An introduction to archaeological field walking and test pitting on the site of a newly discovered Roman villa at Sittingbourne On this Bank Holiday weekend we shall look at the ways in which archaeological sites are […]

Location: | Dates: various | Cost: various

moredun-top-featured

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.