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

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Bridge Farm Romano-British Settlement

This summer sees the resumption of the archaeological excavations at the important Romano-British settlement at Bridge Farm, Nr. Barcombe Mills, East Sussex, and as in past years the Culver Archaeological Project (CAP) is offering volunteer involvement and an open weekend for visitors. Discovered in 2011, the Roman settlement at Bridge Farm shows activity from the […]

Location: | Dates: 26.06.17 – 05.08.17. Site open 7 days a week 9-5 weekdays : 10-5 weekends | Cost: £25 for 7 days, £40 for 14 days or £60 for up to 6 weeks. Camping at £50 per week (includes dig fees).

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Osteoarchaeological Project

Interested in learning more about human remains or need to practice your osteology skills? North Hertfordshire Museum is hosting a weekend hands-on human remains workshop to understand health in Roman and early Medieval England. This is an ideal opportunity for students of archaeology and anyone that wants to learn more about osteology and gain hands-on […]

Location: North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand Street, Hitchin SG5 1JE | Dates: 17-18th June | Cost: £110 for the weekend or £60 per day and including tea, coffee, and course

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

Location: Winterborne Kingston, Bere Regis, Dorset | Dates: Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 12th June – 7th July | Cost: 237.50 pw

Piddington, Northamptonshire: Late Iron Age settlement & Romano-British villa complex

38th season of excavation at the Late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British villa complex at Piddington, Northamptonshire, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society (UNAS), directed by directed by Roy & Diana Friendship-Taylor. Food and accommodation options available (including campsite at site, with basic facilities); variable fees. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or […]

Location: Piddington, Northamptonshire | Dates: Saturday 29 July - Sunday 27 August 2017. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or longer. | Cost: Variable fees

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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] 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.

The Colemore Project

The Colemore Project

Set amongst the rolling hills in the west of the South Downs National Park, views over the edge of The Weald stretch away in the distance. Little was known about the site until the landowner discovered some pottery dating to the Romano-British period when the field had a final ploughing before it was laid to […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Colemore: 28 April - 22 May and 22 September - 18 October, site closed Tuesdays. Stroud: 14-16 July; 21-23 July; 28-30 July. | Cost: Membership (£15.00 per annum, due 31.03, students half price) is required for insurance purposes. Dig fees at Colemore are £6 per day, and at Stroud £2 per day.

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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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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

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Plumpton Roman Villa Project

Excavation Training Courses and Excavation Volunteer Opportunities at a third/fourth- century winged-corridor villa site to the north-west of Lewes, East Sussex. Project Director: Dr David Rudling, MCIfA, FSA. Volunteer fees: £25 for one week 1-day (Saturday) Taster Excavation Days: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA) Comprehensive 5-day (Monday-Friday) Excavation Training Courses (covering: site discovery; geophysics, basic […]

Location: Plumpton Roman Villa, Wales Farm, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE | Dates: 26 June – 5 August 2017. Volunteering during weekdays only (ie Monday-Friday). | Cost: Volunteer fees: £25 per week; 1-day courses: £40 (£35 Friends of SSA); 5-day Excavation Training Course (recommended for beginners or those with limited experience): £175 (£165).

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Vindolanda Excavations 2016

The Vindolanda Trust has been accepting volunteers on to its excavations since its foundation in 1970 and over 6700 people have benefited from this challenging experience. The Vindolanda Trust recognises the substantial contribution of its volunteer excavators to our understanding of the site, and therefore Roman Britain as a whole. At Vindolanda we are committed […]

Location: Roman Vindolanda, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN | Dates: 2-week periods April to September | Cost: £120 Excavation fee. £25 Friends of Vindolanda membership. £880 12 nights full board accommodation.

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