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

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Sheriffside

The 10th season of an ongoing project into East Lothian hillforts,  this season focuses on Sheriffside. Destroyed in antiquity and appearing on no maps, Sheriffside was only rediscovered in 1981. Aerial photography picked up the parch marks of a large double ditched enclosure lying under pasture land and measuring over 150m in diameter. Initial trial […]

Location: | Dates: 10th to 21st July 2017 | Cost: £795 for 2 weeks including, travel to and from site, accommodation and food; or £50 a day if you provide your own accommodation and food.

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Lincoln Archaeological Field School

Attendees will be instructed in a wide range of fieldwork skills, delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists. (Photo: Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln).[/caption] The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to volunteers who wish to gain excavation experience in a supportive and enjoyable learning environment. This summer, the Field School will continue its investigation of […]

Location: Harpswell, Lincolnshire | Dates: Monday 19th June until Saturday 15th July 2017 (inclusive) | Cost: £200 per week

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Caerleon Samian Workshop

The Caerleon teams will be working on Roman samian from Caerleon and district and on decorated ware from the samian workshops at Lezoux. An enthusiasm for Roman pottery and a willingness to learn by handling the pottery are the main requirements, rather than any specific knowledge. The first meeting will include an introduction to samian […]

Location: National Roman Legion Museum, High Street Caerleon | Dates: Tuesday mornings 24 October to 5th December 2017 | Cost: Free, but participants must enroll as a volunteer with the National Museum of Wales.

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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.

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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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