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Caherconnell

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 of the area daily. […]

Location: Caherconnell Cashel, Carron, Co. Clare, Ireland | Dates: Various. See website www.caherconnell.com | Cost: Per 6 Weeks - €5950.00 Per 4 Weeks - €4195.00 Per 2 Weeks - €2450.00 Fees include full board hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tuition, weekend day trips & insurance

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Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle has been home to some of the most famous monarchs in English history. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII when he decided to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, lived after he died. It’s where Elizabeth I famously celebrated her victory over the Spanish Armada. This epic […]

Location: Sudeley Castle, Cotswolds | Dates: 21st May – 2nd June 2019 | Cost: From £135

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Falkirk Local History Society Fieldwork

We are always looking for volunteers to help with archaeological work throughout the Falkirk district. Some of this work is pre-planned as indicated in the following list, but much is in response to circumstances. Each year, for example a fieldwalking exercise is conducted on one of the Antonine Wall forts after it is ploughed and […]

Location: Various locations around Falkirk district | Dates: Various from April-September. | Cost: Free.

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Aden Mansion House

Aden Mansion House is now a ruin. It was probably built around 1758 after the Russell family acquired the estate. It was reconstructed in 1832-3 by John Smith and fell into disrepair in the 1920s. A geophysical survey revealed details of the gardens under the current lawn and also a possible earlier structure.  We will […]

Location: Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 29 April-12 May 2019 | Cost: Free, a part from accommodation and food.

SWAT ARCHAEOLOGY - Kent Archaeological Field School

Kent Archaeological Field School

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2019 will include: Field Walking and Map Analysis Saturday 13th April 2019 Field work at its most basic involves walking across the landscape recording features seen on the ground. On this weekend course we are concerned with recognising and recording artefacts found within the plough soil. These […]

Location: various | Dates: various | Cost: various

hanwell

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

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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.

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The Colemore Project Spring Excavation

Colemore is in the west of the South Downs National Park with a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement.  Ten seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey reveal a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA).  Buildings include a […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Thursday 25th April- Tuesday 21st May. The site is closed on Wednesdays. | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£15 per year) Students half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)

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.

ENFIELD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Theobalds and Elsyng Tudor and Jacobean Palaces

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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