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

DigVentures Lancaster

The Lancaster Hoard

The north west has been dismissed as a Bronze Age blank spot for far too long. Choose this dig to help set the record straight and prove that it was actually a complex ritual landscape, full of burial mounds and impressive offerings. Let’s show ‘em! DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and […]

Location: Lancaster | Dates: 12th – 17th September 2017 | Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.

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Archeoscan

Archeoscan run a number of digs throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites in South Gloucestershire that we have explored over the past few years. Significant Roman buildings have been uncovered at each site. This year we will be continuing to explore the buildings and continuing to […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire/South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various during 2017. Usually Apr/May and August/September. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £25 per person per day. All excavation equipment is included.

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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 have all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 will involve open […]

Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex | Dates: Selected dates throughout summer, May to September, and ongoing. | Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.

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Newbarns Project

  Comprises 3 Kerb cairns from Neolithic to Medieval, multi settlement eras. Many prehistoric cremation burials dating from EBA to Iron Age in Galloway. Current excavation is excavating 12th-century Celto Norse Motte Hill and associated defences. Also several EBA burials. All welcome to try their hand at excavation, young or old, amateur and professional alike […]

Location: | Dates: 3rd July -23rd September 2017 | Cost: £50 per week for first 2 weeks, thereafter free, plus £20 Booking Fee (non refundable).

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Lowes, Bury Archaeological Group

The site at Lowes Tenement lies on an important part of the historic landscape of Walmersley. It contains evidence of human activity from prehistoric to early medieval times at the Bronze Age cairn on Whitelow Hill, approximately 350 metres east of Lowes. Park Farm, 150 metres south-west of Lowes, marks the birthplace of John Kay, […]

Location: Park Farm Walmersley Bury BL9 5NL | Dates: Every Wednesday. April – November 2017 | Cost: Membership £10 (£15 family)

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Cambridge Archaeology Learning Foundation (CALF)

Cambridge Archaeology Learning Foundation (CALF) is being offered by Access Cambridge Archaeology, part of the University of Cambridge. CALF sessions use many different subject skills, to introduce archaeology and the evidence we use to understand the past. Sessions cover a wide range of time periods from the stone age, to the present day, and can […]

Location: Within classrooms at primary schools (years 1-6, ages 5-11) | Dates: September-February | Cost: Around £300 per day (depending on travel distance). Classes last 2 hours each, therefor two classes can be taught in a day. Half days at a reduced rate.

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Warren Wood – Archaeology In Marlow (AIM)

During 2017 Archaeology In Marlow (AIM) will be continuing investigations at a site in Little Marlow, Bucks. This site comprises of a double enclosure earthwork believed to be Medieval in date, but prehistoric pottery found there suggests the origins of the site are much earlier. Investigations will continue within the inner enclosure and the surrounding […]

Location: Warren Wood, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire | Dates: Vary – Generally alternate Sunday mornings | Cost: Membership of AIM - from £6 to £15, depending on circumstances.

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The Lost City of Trellech Excavation

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation is an ongoing research dig to understand a settlement that was once the largest in Wales in medieval times. Over more than 10 years we have discovered the remains of several properties including a fortified moated manor house which again will be the focus for this year’s excavations. Last […]

Location: Catbrook Road, Trellech, Monmouthshire NP25 4PE. On Google Map – Search for Lost City of Trellech | Dates: Excavation Weekends 1st April to 29th October. Summer Dig – 4 weeks from 15th July to 13th August | Cost: Excavation Weekends - £75 per year. Annual Dig - £50 per week.

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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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