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Alton Big Dig

Alton Big Dig – The second year 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 followed by productive test pits in 2019. The Big Dig […]

Location: Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire | Dates: July 13th to July 28th | Cost: Membership required for test pitting. £20 per year, students half price. Daily fee £6. Community element totally free. Taster days £25 (max 2).

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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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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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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. Eleven 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: 28 May - 30 June. The site is closed on Wednesdays. | Cost: £6 per day. Membership required (£20 per year). Full-time students under 25 - half price. Taster Days £20 (max 2)

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Elsyng Palace

A 17th season of work on the scheduled ancient monument, home of a series of nationally important figures beginning in the Wars of the Roses and then a Tudor royal palace, will aim to locate the moated inner gatehouse. With previous work about to be published in a major monograph, the dig will begin to […]

Location: Forty Hall, Enfield | Dates: 14th – 19th and 20th – 26th July | Cost: Free but membership of society (£12) required (deadline to join 4th July).

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Bexley Archaeological Group Training Excavation

Bexley Archaeological Group’s site is situated in Bexley, Kent. BAG have been recently opened up a new site and will be great place for training students. Our activities will be held over the course of the year and students will learn about geophysics, levelling, finds processing, archaeological illustrations, site drawing and excavating.  Talks will be […]

Location: Bexley, Kent | Dates: On Saturdays throughout 2020 | Cost: Annual membership is £16.00. To participate in the training excavation/sessions these will be an additional £15 and would be held on a Saturday. Our annual subscription to the group allows members to attend our site on designated dates and talks which are booked bi-monthly.

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Copped Hall Trust Archaeological Project – Archaeology Taster Weekends

Are you interested in learning the basic techniques of excavation and finds-handling on an archaeological site? If so, you can join an Archaeology Experience Weekend in July at Copped Hall, near Epping. Designed for absolute beginners, people of all ages (8 years and above) and backgrounds are welcome. Our aim is to involve students as […]

Location: Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Upshire Road, Epping, Essex CM16 5HR | Dates: 18th July – 19th July and 25th – 26th July | Cost: £60 per person per weekend