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Topographic Survey Training

In archaeology the ability to measure the location of a site, artefact, or earthwork is essential. Nowadays many archaeological sites use either GPS or Total Station for site survey. Differential GPS can record points of circa 1cm accuracy levels in three dimensions, and can also allow real time on the fly measurements to be taken […]

Location: Kings John’s Palace and the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire | Dates: 12-16 October 2020 | Cost: £200 per person

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Mercian Archaeological Services Post-Fieldwork Training School

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2020 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport. This training school is designed to provide training and experience in various aspects of the post excavation process. All tuition and training will be carried out […]

Location: Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire | Dates: 26-30 October 2020 | Cost: £250 per person

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PLACE Archaeological Field School

The PLACE Field School takes place within Dorset, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. This year the project is based in Purbeck, on the edge of Poole Harbour.  On the Purbeck site this year, we will gain insight into how harbourside communities developed over time and […]

Location: Wytch Farm, Wytch Passage, Corfe Castle, Dorset | Dates: 10 June - 5 July 2019, Monday to Friday only. Open day Sunday 7 July 2019 | Cost: £250 per week (early bird discount available). Reduced price for Dorset residents.

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Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig – The second year of an exciting new archaeological investigation into the heritage of Alton, Hampshire and part of The Festival of Archaeology. Crop marks within the Town Gardens in the hot, dry summer of 2018, led to a geophysical survey in the park followed by productive test pits in 2019. The Big Dig […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Membership required for test pitting. £20 per year, students half price. Daily fee £6. Community element totally free. Taster days £25 (max 2).

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Petersfield Excavation

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016 – 2019), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2020 being in fields near Petersfield. Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Iron Age/ Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: A field near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 13th to September 15th 2020 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£20 per year). Full-Time Students under 25 - half price

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Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED SHARP (the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term, independently-run archaeological project. Our primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: 28th June to 7th August | Cost: Please see our website for costs for details of our excavation and courses. www.sharp.org.uk