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Bainbridge

Bainbridge Archaeological Training Excavation

Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for this week-long training excavation, which focuses on the teaching of archaeological excavation methods. As well as offering the very best in archaeological training and support, this training excavation is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport. *Please note accommodation […]

Location: Bainbridge, nr Leyburn, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England | Dates: Week 1: 7th to 11th Sept 2020. Week 2: 14th to 18th Sept 2020 | Cost: £250 per person

DigVentures Lindisfarne Trio

Lindisfarne 2020

Lindisfarne is one of England’s most iconic early medieval sites. When the Vikings headed over, this famous monastery was their first target. For 1,000 years, its ruins were lost to history, but DigVentures and Durham University have now uncovered some of its remains. Over the last four years, hundreds of crowdfunders have joined the team […]

Location: Lindisfarne, Northumberland | Dates: 8th - 20th September | Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)

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Petersfield Excavation

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016 – 2019), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2020 being in fields near Petersfield. Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Iron Age/ Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: A field near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 13th to September 15th 2020 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£20 per year). Full-Time Students under 25 - half price

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Hanwell Park

This will be the 8th year of archaeological investigation into the 17th-century gardens at Hanwell Castle, part of a programme of doctoral research with the University of Oxford. We will be concentrating on the excavation of a water parterre based on an octagonal stone lined island which may be the location of the famous ‘House […]

Location: Hanwell, Oxfordshire | Dates: Usually 2 days a week May to October, sometimes more frequently | Cost: Free, volunteers are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and food. Equipment supplied.

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Rocky Clump Phase 3

The Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society is open to all whatever their experience. You will need to be a member to participate, which is £20 full or £10 student, and are advised to have a current tetanus. You can join via the website www.brightonarch or come along to an event and fill in an application […]

Location: Upper Lodges Car Park, Ditchling Road, above Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QB | Dates: Two days a week from 4th April 2020 until Mid-October 2020: Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 10 am and finishing at 4 pm. | Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society in order to attend ALL activities: the annual membership fee is £20 per adult and £10 per student.

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Archeoscan

PLEASE NOTE SOME OF ARCHEOSCAN’S 2020 EXCAVATIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED – SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS Archeoscan run a number of digs open to members of the public throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to at least two Roman sites. In April, our first dig will focus on the […]

Location: Various digs in Gloucestershire / South Gloucestershire | Dates: Various between April and October 2020. Please see website for details. www.archeoscan.com | Cost: £35 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 all suggested significant Roman activity on the site. Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 and due to finish […]

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