Browsing Digs

Quick links

Looking for some inspiration? Why not try using the links below to get you started:

Dig for a Day ¦ Roman Digs ¦ Digs Suitable for Children ¦ All Inclusive Digs ¦ Completely Free Digs


Search by Location:
All AreasScotland | Wales | North East | North West | YorkshireMidlands | East of England | London | South East | South West | Isle of Man | Ireland

Search by Date:
March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | All 2019

Search by Time Period:
Prehistoric | Bronze Age | Iron Age | Roman | Saxon | Medieval | TudorJacobean | Post Medieval | Multi-Period

Search by Cost:
Free | Free (membership fee required) | £1-£25 | £26-£100 | £101-£250 | £256-£500 | £500+

Search by:
Academic Credits Available | Accommodation Included | All Inclusive | Dig for a Day | Finds Processing | Suitable for Children | Experienced Diggers | Field School | Non-Excavation Courses | Other Ways to Get Involved

Search within Digs list:

 

To view the 2019 Digs Guide as it appeared in issue 350 of Current Archaeology magazine, click here.

butser ancient farm

Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm

Flint tools –  an advanced study day with Bob Turner. 15 June. £95. This is a day of flint study for the field archaeologist, student, or flint tool enthusiast. This day takes you beyond introductory knapping and identification, and provides a deeper insight into the flints that are commonly excavated in Britain. This advanced study day, with flint authority […]

Location: Butser Ancient Farm, PO8 0BG | Dates: 15 June 2019- 7 July 2019 | Cost: £95 each workshop

digbecket

Dig Becket

Since 2016 Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been engaging in excavations to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace at Aldington.   Around 800 CE the records at Canterbury state that the original church has been replaced by the first stone church dedicated to St. Martin.  By 1086, the Domesday Book tells us that the […]

Location: Aldington, Kent | Dates: Various from 10th June-30th August. See website for further details. | Cost: Excavation and recording: £100 per day (£450 per week) Surveying: £45 per day Recording: £35 per day Finds processing: £30 per day

Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig

The start of an exciting new archaeological investigation into the heritage of Alton, Hampshire and part of The Festival of Archaeology.  Crop marks within the Town Gardens in the hot, dry summer of 2018, led to a geophysical survey in the park. The Big Dig in July focuses on features seen and will provide educational […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Free. Membership required for test pitting. £15 per year, students half price.

stroud

Stroud Exploration

A continuation of Stroud Big Dig (2016/2017), Liss Archaeology are continuing exploration of the area with the focus for 2019 being in fields just outside the village.  Test pits and field walking here revealed previously unknown Romano-British artefacts and features. A series of geophysical surveys have taken place as well as desktop background research including […]

Location: Stroud near Petersfield, North East Hampshire | Dates: August 9th to September 1st 2019 | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required. £15 per year.

SWAT ARCHAEOLOGY - Kent Archaeological Field School

Kent Archaeological Field School

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2019 will include: Field Walking and Map Analysis Saturday 13th April 2019 Field work at its most basic involves walking across the landscape recording features seen on the ground. On this weekend course we are concerned with recognising and recording artefacts found within the plough soil. These […]

Location: various | Dates: various | Cost: various

colemore project pic 2

The Colemore Project Spring Excavation

Colemore is in the west of the South Downs National Park with a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement.  Ten seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey reveal a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA).  Buildings include a […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Thursday 25th April- Tuesday 21st May. The site is closed on Wednesdays. | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£15 per year) Students half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)

ENFIELD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Theobalds and Elsyng Tudor and Jacobean Palaces

Elsyng Palace

The sixteenth season of work at Elsyng, home of Sir Thomas Lovell, Chancellor to Henry VII, and then of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and other monarchs will continue to explore one of the service wings of the royal palace. The 2018 excavation of a complete furnace in the probable boiling house, and of multiple patterned […]

Location: Forty Hall, Enfield | Dates: 16th – 28th July 2019 | Cost: Free but membership of society (£12) required (deadline to join 6th July).