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

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East Wear Bay Archaeological Field School

Our site is located on top of the cliff overlooking East Wear Bay in Folkestone, Kent, right on the edge of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast. Unfortunately the area is prone to erosion. We are currently running an archaeological field school to record the archaeological remains at the site before they are lost forever. The site […]

Location: East Wear Bay, Folkestone, Kent | Dates: 10th July-5th August 2017. Monday-Saturday | Cost: £65 for a day experience. £240 for a week experience. £480 for 2 weeks. £540 for 3 weeks. £720 for 4 weeks. Returners and Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust are discounted (e-mail for further details).

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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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Elsyng Palace

The thirteenth season of excavations at this medieval site which became a courtier’s and then Henry VIII’s royal palace in north London will focus on exploring the rest of a range of buildings on the south side of the palace under excavation since 2014. The aim is to define the extent and internal arrangements of […]

Location: | Dates: 12th – 16 and 18th – 23rd July 2017 | Cost: Membership of Society (£12)

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Cocks Farm Roman Villa

  This is an annual excavation which is now centred on the field adjacent to the Roman villa site. A magnetometry survey by members of the Roman Studies Group showed evidence for Roman field ditches, a lime kiln and many other anomalies. Excavation has revealed extensive late Iron Age and Roman activity on the site […]

Location: Abinger, Surrey | Dates: 19-21st June, 24-28th June, 3-5th July, 8-12th July, 15-18th July | Cost: Priority given to members of Surrey Archaeological Society or £25 a week (or part of).

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Roman Road Excavations – between Winchester – Chichester

At Beacon Hill, near Exton a ditch has been cut across the Upper of 3 Roman lanes. This enabled us to drawn a section in 2016, showing that the chalk had been levelled. Part of the Middle lane was excavated, showing it was slightly lower than the Upper Lane. We return to this site in […]

Location: Various sites between Winchester and Chichester, Hants | Dates: Bank Holiday weekends between Easter - August 2017 (4 bank holiday weekends) | Cost: NEHHAS-FAB membership £10, Novice excavators will be required to purchase the training manual (£6). Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee. Persons participating in the training exercise will be charged an additional £70 and must purchase and read the training manual at £6. To complete the exercises you are likely to need to book for at least 5 days in total between March & August - though you can carry this on to next year. Those helping with a site set-up will have a discount on the training fee.

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Discovering Dorchester 2017 Fieldschools

2017 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to continue down through the archaeology of the Roman ‘small town.’ Dorchester is a key site in English, and indeed British, history, being one of few sites in the country where settlements dating from the late Iron Age (100 BC […]

Location: Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire | Dates: Undergraduate Fieldschool: Sunday 26th June - Friday 8th July. Public Fieldschools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July & Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July Public field schools: Sunday 10th July - Friday 15th July Sunday 17th July - Friday 22nd July | Cost: Two week Undergraduate Fieldschool: £600, including food and a camping pitch. One week Public Fieldschools: £275, not including food or accommodation

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Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation 2017

Bexley Archaeological Group’s Annual Training Excavation will commence on Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July 2017. The site is situated in Bexley, Kent. BAG have been excavating there since 2005 and it is a great site for training students. Over the course of 5 days, students will `field-walk`, learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: Monday 24 July – Friday 28 July 2017 | Cost: £100 – 5 days course, including any materials, 1 years membership to the group, insurance and certificate. Nearest train station is Bexley – about 30 minutes from London Bridge on South-Eastern trains. There is 20 minutes walk or a bus ride from the station to the site. Food – either bring lunch or there is a pub 3 minutes walk away.

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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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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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