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

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Bamburgh Castle and Bradford Kaims Excavations

Bamburgh Castle has been occupied since at least the Iron Age and was one of the principal royal palaces of the early medieval kings of Northumbria. BRP has been undertaking excavation in the West Ward of the castle since 2000 and are currently exploring 8th century deposits associated with high status metal-working. We believe we […]

Location: Bamburgh Castle Northumberland and Bradford Kaims (near Lucker), Northumberland | Dates: 11th June to 15th July 2017 | Cost: £300.00 per six day week (includes camping and transport to and from site daily)

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Archaeology Live! 2017

Now heading into our 4th year at All Saints, North Street and our 17th consecutive year of Archaeology Live! Based in the grounds of one of York’s finest medieval Churches the site boasts archaeological features from medieval pits to 19th century burials while finds include Roman and Viking pottery, coins, buttons, jewellery and the occasional Neolithic object. We […]

Location: All Saints, North Street, York | Dates: Summer Session: 26 June - 15 September Spring Session: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest Weekend Courses: TBC- email [email protected]o.uk to register interest Post- excavation course: TBC- email [email protected] to register interest | Cost: From £50 for a taster course and £230 for 1 week. Post-excavation course £180.

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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: Easter Season 10-21 April. Summer Season 26 June – 25 August. | Cost: £190 for one week. £380 for two weeks. Discounts are available for booking 3, 4, and more weeks.

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We Dig the Castle 2017 – Nottingham Castle

We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 17 July and 18 August 2017 | Cost: £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

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St Helen’s Chapel, Malham

Would you like to have the opportunity to dig on the site of an early-medieval chapel in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales?  In 2015 and 2016 the ancient chapel of St Helen in Malham, near Skipton, was excavated by Mark Roberts and his students at UCL. To date excavations have confirmed the location of […]

Location: Malham | Dates: 3-15 July 2017 | Cost: Free

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Isert Kelly Castle

The aim of the Isert Kelly Castle project is to explore the archaeological evidence for structural remains and occupation deposits at a late medieval Irish castle or tower house. The tower house at Isert Kelly is well preserved and the secondary buildings on the site, which may have included a free-standing hall, stables, cottages and […]

Location: Galway Ireland | Dates: Session 2: June 6th - July 1st Session 3: July 4th - July 29th | Cost: €3,250 – this course fee includes tuition and self-catering accommodation, plus we also provide free local transportation.

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Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society – Ovingdean

Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society will be returning to a medieval site at Ovingdean, near Brighton. A banked enclosure in a field to the north of the church of St Wulfrans contains the remains of a 13th century house and cellar excavated in 2009. Subsequent excavations have revealed a series of pits and post holes […]

Location: Ovingdean, near Brighton | Dates: April to October | Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society (£15 full or £7.50 student).

Achill Cromlech Students in 2015 excavating the interior of a large Middle Bronze Age building

Cromlech Tumulus, Slievemore

Achill Archaeological Field School This is our third season at the Cromlech Tumulus on Slievemore. So far we have discovered a large stone walled Middle Bronze Age building that is overlain by a series of small Medieval and post Medieval huts. The site is also connected to a nearby Megalithic tomb by a pre bog […]

Location: Slievemore, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland | Dates: 9th May - 2nd July 2016 | Cost: Between €695 and €4750 (depending on length of course and whether it is an accredited or introductory course).

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