South West

South West

Place Dig

PLACE Archaeological Field School

The PLACE Field School takes place within Dorset, a county of outstanding natural beauty and one of the best preserved archaeological landscapes in Britain. This year the project is based in Purbeck, on the edge of Poole Harbour.  On the Purbeck site this year, we will gain insight into how harbourside communities developed over time and […]

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Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle

Sudeley Castle was one of the Tudors’ most beloved palaces. It’s where Anne Boleyn stayed with Henry VIII while he made his decision to dissolve the monasteries, and where Katherine Parr, Henry’s last wife, later lived after he died. But hidden in the castle grounds, DigVentures has found traces of yet another remarkable moment in […]

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Hanwell Park

This will be the 8th year of archaeological investigation into the 17th-century gardens at Hanwell Castle, part of a programme of doctoral research with the University of Oxford. We will be concentrating on the excavation of a water parterre based on an octagonal stone lined island which may be the location of the famous ‘House […]

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Archeoscan

PLEASE NOTE SOME OF ARCHEOSCAN’S 2020 EXCAVATIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED – SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS Archeoscan run a number of digs open to members of the public throughout the year. This year we will once again be returning to at least two Roman sites. In April, our first dig will focus on the […]

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Saveock Water Archaeology

This is the 20th season at Saveock Water which is a multi-period dig from the Mesolithic to the 17th century which has been featured in the world media and in a National Geographic documentary on its 17th century pagan deposits . The earliest part of the site is a Mesolithic camp then a Neolithic ritual […]

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The Durotriges Big Dig

PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EXCAVATION SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED The Durotriges Project, now in its 12th year, is run as a training school for both students and the general public, by experienced archaeological staff from Bournemouth University, fieldwork taking place on the chalk hills above Bere Regis in Dorset. To date, the Project has investigated […]

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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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