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View the 2018 Digs Guide as it appears in issue 338 of Current Archaeology magazine.

UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS - Skaill Farmstead

Skaill Farmstead

The work at Skaill aims to explore a slice of the remarkable deep time represented along the west shore; from the Neolithic, Iron Age, Pictish, Viking and Norse periods to the 19th century clearances. This season we are investigating the Viking / Norse farm mound below the 18th century farmstead. Visitors welcome! Why not visit […]

Location: Orkney, Scotland | Dates: 9th to 22nd July 2018 | Cost: N/A

Scremby

Scremby Osteology Field School

The 2019 season will run in two sessions, from 7th July to 19th July, and 21st July – 4th August. Both sessions follow the same schedule. We are now accepting applications from international and UK students. Based near the village of Scremby on the southern tip of the Lincolnshire Wolds, England, you will have the […]

Location: Scremby, Lincolnshire | Dates: Two sessions: 7th to 19th July 2019 & 21st July-4th August 2019 | Cost: £600 per two week session (inclusive of teaching, course materials, accommodation and all food)

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

DIGVENTURES - Coldingham

Coldingham

Picture this: it’s around AD 650 and the Northumbrian monastery founded on Lindisfarne by Anglo-Saxon King Oswald is rapidly rising to fame. But just across the Scottish border something else is happening; Oswald has a sister named Aebbe, and she too has founded a monastery. This historic site is fundamental to our understanding of the […]

Location: Coldingham, Berwickshire | Dates: 19th June to 1st July 2018 | Cost: £165 per day / £625 per week

MERCIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES CIC - Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School

The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool

This is not an ordinary field school – this is a ‘Training Field School’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest. This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger. You will receive […]

Location: King John’s Palace, Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire | Dates: Week A: 22-26 July 2019 Week B: 29 July-2 Aug 2019 Week C: 12-16 Aug 2019 Week D: 19-23 Aug 2019 | Cost: £250 per person

Bamburgh Castle Dig

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. In its heyday Bamburgh was the principal Palace-fortress of the early medieval Kings of Northumbria a role for which it has become increasingly famous in recent years through Bernard Cornwell’s Uhtred books and TV series. The excavations are set within the castle […]

Location: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland | Dates: June 16th to July 27th 2019 | Cost: Cost £280.00 per week and includes transport to and from site from campsite.

SAVEOCK WATER ARCHAEOLOGY - Saveock Water Archaeology

Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 18th Season at this multi period site dating from the Mesolithic to 17th century pagan deposits. The dig has featured extensively on the world media and had a National Geographic Documentary made on it. The Director Jacqui Wood was listed last year in the top 2% of researchers on Academia.edu (based in […]

Location: Truro, Cornwall | Dates: 4th June to 10th August 2018 | Cost: £200 per week plus an extra £25 per week if lunch is required.

RAMPART SCOTLAND - Battle Hill

Battle Hill

The Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project is the 19th Season of research into Aberdeenshire’s prehistoric settlement patterns and will explore a Neolithic Cairn, a possible Bronze Age Cairn, an Iron Age Hillfort and Early Medieval material. The project is open to students and volunteers over the age of 17, and the price includes accommodation, food […]

Location: Huntly, Aberdeenshire | Dates: 5th to 16th August 2019 | Cost: £800 for the two weeks, £50 per day.