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Lincoln Archaeological Field School 2019: Exploring Roman and Medieval Lincoln

Based in the heart of a stunning historic city, the Lincoln Archaeological Field School is a training excavation run by Bishop Grosseteste University on the site of St Hugh’s, a Grade II listed building located on an Augustinian friary founded in the thirteenth century. Immediately adjacent to the northern extension of Ermine Street, this site […]

Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom | Dates: June 10, 2019 to July 6, 2019. Application Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019 | Cost: £250 per week (non-credited) OR £1500 for entire school (with academic credit)

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Romans of East Yorkshire

Two thousand years ago, the Romans marched north and established a centre at York. But while archaeologists have found many later Roman settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, only a handful of sites inhabited by the earliest Roman settlers in the region have ever been found… until now. In 2015, three metal detecting friends uncovered […]

Location: Driffield, East Riding | Dates: 20th – 25th August 2019 | Cost: From £135

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

CAERLEON SAMIAN GROUP - Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

Roman Samian Pottery Workshops

National Museum of Wales holds pottery workshops in Caerleon and Cardiff during the year. These take the form of a half day meeting on Tuesdays across some 6 weeks. That in the autumn of 2019 at Caerleon will be working on Roman samian from the Legionary Fortress. An enthusiasm for Roman pottery and a willingness […]

Location: National Museum Wales | Dates: Tuesday mornings during Autumn 2019. | Cost: Free. Participants need to register as Museum volunteers on the museum website. (Look for ‘Getting Involved’)

Sedgeford Dig

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

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 independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted […]

Location: Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK | Dates: Excavation season runs from 30th June to 9th August | Cost: Excavation volunteer – Full £235, Concession £195, Offsite £110. Courses – Full £430, Concession £340, Offsite £290

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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.

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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.

POULTON RESEARCH PROJECT - Poulton Research Project

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: 1st July – 9th August 2019. | Cost: £400 for a two week course. 4-6 week courses are available.

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