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

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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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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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The Lost City of Trellech Excavation

The Lost City of Trellech Excavation is an ongoing research dig to understand a settlement that was once the largest in Wales in medieval times. Over more than 10 years we have discovered the remains of several properties including a fortified moated manor house which again will be the focus for this year’s excavations. Last […]

Location: Catbrook Road, Trellech, Monmouthshire NP25 4PE. On Google Map – Search for Lost City of Trellech | Dates: Excavation Weekends 1st April to 29th October. Summer Dig – 4 weeks from 15th July to 13th August | Cost: Excavation Weekends - £75 per year. Annual Dig - £50 per week.

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We Dig the Castle 2017 – Nottingham Castle

We Dig the Castle offers a variety of training, ranging from a 1 or 2 day taster to a 1-5 week study place. A changing daily programme of induction, skills tutorials, task-based workshops, and excavation allows trainees to develop and practice skills in a variety of areas, and to chart how their abilities have developed. […]

Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham | Dates: 17 July and 18 August 2017 | Cost: £50 per day (with a range of reductions and special offers)

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Maple Lime Kilns Community Dig

A chance to be involved with this once in a lifetime dig at Marple’s hidden scheduled monument built with gothic architectural detail and including workers housing, its own tramway and canal arms. We’re going to excavate in front of the kiln tunnels, and need volunteers to help us! We’re expecting to find evidence of the […]

Location: Marple Lime Kilns, Lime Kiln Lane, SK6 | Dates: Monday to Friday 17th – 21st and 24th -  28th October, 9.30am until 4pm | Cost: Free

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Samuel Oldknow’s Mellor Mill

A hands-on opportunity to help excavate the remains of Samuel Oldknow’s Mansion, Mellor Lodge. It forms part of his Mellor Mill industrial complex. The Mill stood on the banks of the River Goyt for 100 years before fire destroyed it in 1892, is one of three historic landmarks that are part of a project between […]

Location: Mellor Mill excavations, Low Lea Rd, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 | Dates: Dig each weekend, or come to our community digs: 18–22 & 25–29 April; 11–15 & 18–22 July; 30 August – 2 September. | Cost: Free, but you will need to get yourself there, and bring lunch. All equipment will be provided.

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