Tag: South West

South West

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Oldbury Camp

Iron Age people are famous for building enormous hill forts. Why did they spring up and what were their function? New research is showing that it really isn’t as simple as you think. Choose this dig if you want to help find the answer to one of the biggest questions about Iron Age Britain. DigVentures […]

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Archeoscan

Archeoscan run a number of digs throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to two Roman sites in South Gloucestershire that we have explored over the past few years. Significant Roman buildings have been uncovered at each site. This year we will be continuing to explore the buildings and continuing to […]

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Saveock Water Archaeology

Saveock water Archaeology is now in its 17th Season and has had a National Geographic TV documentary made of it and has featured in the world media. The site has a Mesolithic Camp by the stream a Neolithic Ritual area and a Bronze Age Metalworking area. The world media interest is in our Pagan Pits […]

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The Durotriges Big Dig

The Durotriges Project has, since 2009, been investigating the nature of prehistoric to Roman activity across Dorset. To date, three Late Iron Age settlements (including ‘Duropolis’), a number of prehistoric and Roman cemeteries, a Roman villa and six sub Roman farming communities have been excavated. In 2017 work will focus on new areas revealed by […]

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Axbridge Archaeological & Local History Society

The Society, founded initially as a Caving and Archaeological Society in 1950, exists to promote interest and research into the rich history and archaeology of Axbridge and the surrounding area. From prehistory, through Saxon times and into the medieval, post-medieval and modern periods, this part of Somerset has a fascinating and important story to tell. […]

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Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology (GSIA)  was formed in 1964 to study and record the history and physical remains of Gloucestershire industries. Society activities include lectures, walks and visits, fieldwork, an Annual Journal and regular news sheets. Contact Details Web: www.gsia.org.uk E-mail: secretary@gsia.org.uk

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Shaftesbury & District Historical Society

Shaftesbury & District Historical Society owns and manages the  Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury’s  local history museum. This houses a collection exploring everything from  Roman archaeology to the area’s agricultural and market heritage, local traditions, domestic life, cottage industries and  Saxon roots. Annual membership subscriptions help support the Gold Hill Museum, and  is a wonderful way […]

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Bridgwater and District Archaelogical Society

At a public meeting on 14th January 1963, attended by nine people, the Bridgwater Field Club was launched. Its aims were to study the history and archaeology of Bridgwater and district, and to observe and record all excavations in the area. In 1964 the present name The Bridgwater and District Archaeological Society was adopted. The […]

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Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS)

Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society (SIAS) is interested in all aspects of the industrial history and heritage of the County of Somerset.The Society was founded in 1972 and the geographical frontiers of the Society were delineated by the Local Government Act which established the new County in the same year. Cordial relations have been established with […]

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Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society

If you live in or near Cirencester and are interested in Archaeology or History, then the Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society is for you. The society has been in existence for over fifty years. In the early days it sponsored ‘digs’ in the Cotswold area. As archaeology is now well catered for in the planning […]

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