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

SWAT ARCHAEOLOGY - Kent Archaeological Field School

Kent Archaeological Field School

Courses at the Kent Archaeological Field School for 2018 will include: Field Walking and Map Analysis March 30th to Saturday 31st March 2018 – Easter Friday 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 […]

Location: various | Dates: various | Cost: various

CITIZAN - Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Project

Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Project

  Now entering our fourth summer season of survey, citizan works around the coast of England to record archaeology at risk of erosion in the intertidal zone. With regional teams based in York, Portsmouth and London we work on one of the largest archaeological sites in the country. From Neolithic footprints and Bronze Age trackways […]

Location: Various, along England’s coastline | Dates: Various dates from April 2018 | Cost: Free - transportation. Accommodation and lunches not included (although volunteers can claim expenses)

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Discovering Dorchester 2018 Fieldschool

2018 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to investigate the archaeology of a Romano-British ‘small town’ for the last time. 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 […]

Location: Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire | Dates: Undergraduate Fieldschool: Sunday 24th June to Friday 6th July 2018 Public Fieldschools: Sunday 8th to Friday 13th July 2018 & Sunday 15th to Friday 20th July 2018 | Cost: Two week Undergraduate Fieldschool: £600 (includes food and a camping pitch). One week Public Fieldschools: £275 (not including food or accommodation)

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Rocky Clump

Rocky Clump is a Romano-British site. Excavations in the field to the north of the copse of trees, called Rocky Clump, revealed pits, post holes and ditches dated from the 1st to the early 4th century AD. Excavations to the south of the copse have revealed an enclosure with ditches measuring 3 metres in width. […]

Location: Ovingdean, near Brighton | Dates: Mid-April to end of October 2018 | Cost: Free, but must be a member of the society (£15 full or £7.50 student).

LISS ARCHAEOLOGY - Colemore Project

The Colemore Project

Set amongst the rolling hills in the west of the South Downs National Park, halfway between Alton and Petersfield, 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 […]

Location: North East Hampshire | Dates: Colemore: 20th April to 21st May & 20th September to 15th October 2018 [site closed Wednesdays] | 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 (half price for students).

ENFIELD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Theobalds and Elsyng Tudor and Jacobean Palaces

Elsyng Palace

The long running excavation of the Scheduled Ancient Monument of Elsyng Palace, the courtier’s palace of Sir Thomas Lovell and royal palace from Henry VIII to James I, will focus in 2018 on completing the exploration of the well preserved Tudor range sampled in previous years. Structural finds have so far included superimposed patterned brick […]

Location: | Dates: 28th May to 3rd June / 11th to 15th July / 17th to 22nd July 2018 | Cost: Free but membership of the society is required (cost £12). To be eligible membership applications must be received by 21st May for May/June excavation or 4th July for July excavation.

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Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation

Bexley Archaeological Group’s Annual Training Excavation will commence on Monday 13 July – Friday 17 August 2018. 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 learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, archaeological […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: Monday 13 to Friday 17 August 2018 | 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