Bamburgh, Northumberland: FieldworkJune-04-2012 – July-27-2013
Continuing training excavations at this multi-period coastal site, in the shadow of the magnificant medieval castle. Fees including camping at £214 per week or £165 per week if non-residential.
Piddington, Northamptonshire: FieldworkJuly-28-2012 – August-26-2013
Annual training excavations by Upper Nene Archaeological Society at this iron age farm and Roman villa complex. Reduced fee for members, daily and weekly fees also available - see online for full costs. For the easter session there will be a charge of £10 per person, for the 10 days, as a contribution towards the cost of facilities and to include refreshments. For the summer excavations the weekly 'day off' will change from Saturday to Wednesday. For more information about excavations at Piddington see the Society's website 'Dig Diary'. Please enclose SAE for reply and further details. Contact Roy or Liz Friendship Taylor via Piddington Museum for more on this event.
- Website: www.unas.org.uk
Industrial heritage of Rainford community archaeology project: FieldworkNovember-12-2012 – August-30-2013
Merseyside Archaeological Society has been awarded an HLF grant to carry out a community archaeology project focusing on the industrial heritage of Rainford in Merseyside. This project aims to shed light on to the village and its important post medieval ceramic cottage industry, through fieldwork, artefact analysis, and outreach programmes. Above all the project will endeavour to encourage and promote community participation, providing training and opportunities for local people and volunteers to take part in the community project. Watch the Society website for further updates.
Paxton before the House: FieldworkNovember-12-2012 – August-30-2013
Community research project looking for volunteers for excavation and fieldwalking at weekends on the site of a possible Bronze or Iron Age promontory fort at Chesterfield Farm.
- Website: www.paxtonbeforethehouse.wordpress.com
- Contact: Kristian Pedersen
- Phone: 01289 307869
Saveock Water, Cornwall 13th excavation season: FieldworkApril-07-2013 – August-29-2013
Training excavation at a multi-period site featured in 2012 in a National Geographic documentary. All welcome. A list of local accommodation is available on request. Bookings now being taken for the 13th season. Free internet access available. Cost £200 per week £225 with lunches. Payment with Paypal online via website. *Also open for one week in April*, for students needing additional days.
Archaeology in Marlow 2013: FieldworkApril-07-2013 – September-29-2013
Further investigations at a double enclosure earthwork site in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire, believed to be Medieval in date with earlier prehistoric origins. AIM members intend to visit the site once a fortnight, on Sunday mornings. Non-members are very welcome, experienced, or not, as training will be given in a wide variety of archaeology practices. Participation at these gatherings is free for AIM members. Non-members can join via the AIM website, or pay a £2/day temporary membership fee, but must be over 16 and under 73 years of age to be covered by AIM's insurances. Booking is essential as the investigations are on private land and space is limited.
Excavation of the Roman villa at Teston: FieldworkMay-04-2013 – May-27-2013
Weekend and Bank Holiday opportuntities to participate in the investigation and evaluation of the Roman villa and its environs at Teston, near Maidstone. KAFS member's special fee £25 per day, non-members £35 per day. Go direct to site at Teston, west of Maidstone.
Green, Isle of Eday, Orkney: FieldworkMay-18-2013 – August-24-2013
Seventh season of ongoing research excavations on a Neolithic settlement site by the British Excavation Volunteers & Archaeological Research Society (BEVARS). Work this year will concentrate on the excavation of Structure 3, a Neolithic building, together with an associated gully & to establish their relationship to other adjacent Neolithic buildings and structures. Some experience preferred, but a few places available for beginners, students welcome. Cost is £230 for one week with reduced rates for additional weeks up to a maximum of £500 for 4 weeks or more. Good quality self-catering accommodation including food can be provided at a flat rate of £140 per week.
Tamnafalloch, Callander: FieldworkMay-25-2013 – May-26-2013
Fun relaxed two day taster dig on a 3000 year old hillfort near the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park, all levels of experience welcome. Project covers all tuition and costs £50 a day.
Bournemouth University - The Big Dig!: FieldworkJune-03-2013 – June-28-2013
Do you want to experience the thrill of unearthing the past? Join us on our Archaeological Field School this summer at Bere Regis, Dorset. Daily transport from Bournemouth University provided. Recommend attendance for a minimum of two weeks to be able to undertake all of the activities including: excavation, context and feature recording, environmental sampling, drawing plans and sections, finds processing and recording, topographical and geophysical survey.
Archaeology Live! 2013: FieldworkJune-24-2013 – September-13-2013
The project will run from June 24th to September 13th and will be based in a new area of our Hungate Block H site in central York. As ever, we will be offering trainees a choice of short taster sessions, or more in depth one week, two week or longer courses. Affordable accommodation is also available. Pricing varies dependant on the length of the course and if accommodation is required. Applicants of all ages (minimum 16 years) and abilities are welcome. This season's excavation will focus on the church of St. John in the Marsh. As well as Medieval archaeology associated with the church, detailed attention will be paid to later and earlier deposits, ranging from Roman to Victorian. Alongside excavation and recording of archaeology, we also offer trainees a chance to get involved in finds and environmental sample processing, as well as lectures on conservation and stratigraphy. Prices start from £225 per week and £65 for taster days.
Excavate London: Syon Park, Hounslow: FieldworkJune-24-2013 – July-05-2013
Annual excavation to discover London from the trowel's edge, guided by professional archaeologists and museum curators. Real archaeological fieldwork with full tuition will be supplemented by on-site object handling sessions, guided walks and specialist workshops. The trenches will investigate the Roman to Post Medieval history of the local area. Over 16s only. Price: £275 (no concessions).
North Cornwall Heritage: FieldworkJune-30-2013 – September-18-2013
North Cornwall Heritage is offering the opportunity for volunteers to take part in their ongoing training excavations. The aim is to provide a fun, relaxed, and safe environment coupled with tuition from highly trained and experienced professional archaeologists. Participants will receive a high quality, industry-standard education in archaeological practice. North Cornwall Heritage runs multiple sites each season, offering varied learning environments, while a flexible curriculum allows for a more tailored, personal tuition. No experience is required to take part. Sites include a 13th-century deserted Medieval village and a large, pentagonal, double-ditched enclosure of unknown date. While project dates are subject to change, all excavations will take part during one of two seasons, the first in July and the second in August/September. There is a modest participation fee £ per day (student rate £10, and facilities, food, and camping can be purchased at an additional cost of £10 per day. Minimum age is 14.
Sizergh Castle: Dig in the Park: FieldworkJuly-01-2013 – July-31-2013
Interested in archaeology? Fancy trying your hand at uncovering history in the grounds of one of Cumbria's oldest inhabited houses? Volunteers are invited to join a project at Sizergh Castle with pre-dig education and training days. The project follows on from a 2010 landscape survey of Sizergh Park, and the dig will be of two items of interest discovered through the survey; a putative burnt mound, and a ditch/boundary or sunken roadway that forms an obvious landscape feature. Both of these are situated in the Park adjacent to the entrance lane. Additionally, there will be a full geophysical survey of that portion of the Park, and a detailed vernacular building survey of the Great Mediaeval Barn, which, somewhat surprisingly, has not been carried out before.
Dumfries and Galloway: FieldworkJuly-01-2013 – September-28-2013
Annual excavation from Stewartry Archaeological Trust's Newbarns excavation of three prehistoric burial Kerb Cairns dating from the Neolithic through to the Iron Age in Galloway with later settlement evidence in the Anglian and Medieval eras. Local camping & caravan sites available. Under 16's welome with an adult, training by arrangement. Apply with CV.
- Organiser: Stewartry Archaeological Trust
- Website: www.sat.org.uk
- Phone: 01556 680478
Culver Archaeological Project - Barcombe Roman villa: FieldworkJuly-01-2013 – August-10-2013
Culver Archaeological Project is pleased to announce a full six week excavation on the area surrounding Barcombe Roman villa. There will be camping available on site with cooking facilities, toilets and showers. There will be a camping charge of £50 per week (Mon-Sun) or £20 per weekend (Fri-Sun). To book please use the join us form on the website.
- Website: www.culverproject.co.uk
Silchester, Hampshire: FieldworkJuly-01-2013 – August-11-2013
Ongoing research and training excavation at the Iron Age and Roman Town of Silchester, Hampshire, 10 miles south-west of Reading. The 17th season of work will take place in the summer of 2013 and will investigate the Iron Age origins of this important Roman administrative centre. Fee is £275 per 6-day week, and includes campsite accommodation (bring your own tent), all food, all training and all supervision.
DigVentures Field School 2013 - Saints & Secrets: the Lost History of Leiston Abbey: FieldworkJuly-02-2013 – July-21-2013
DigVentures is your chance to work with the archaeology A-team and be part of truly groundbreaking work, as we conduct the first-ever full programme of archaeological fieldwork amidst the striking medieval ruins of Leiston Abbey. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn and dig alongside the experts on a nearly untouched site. Perfect for beginners as well as more experienced diggers.
Sedgeford historical and archaeological research project: FieldworkJuly-07-2013 – August-16-2013
SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain, and firmly rooted in the local community. We have won awards for our outstanding contribution to education. The project was set up without specific project designs (and continues to operate that way today) but with the broad objective of understanding human settlement and land usage within the parish. Since 1996, we have undertaken a wide range of excavation and research projects which have included an Early Bronze Age crouch-burial through to a First World War aerodrome. You can find out more about our work and courses on the website. Experienced volunteers welcome and we offer a range of courses open to all. This year we are holding our Open Day on Sunday 28th July from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The site and excavation are also open daily to the general public with the exception of Saturdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm. We also hold a guided tour each Friday at 3:15pm.
Research and training excavation at White Castle, Garvald, East Lothian: FieldworkJuly-08-2013 – July-19-2013
Fun ongoing research and training excavation on the Iron Age hillfort of White Castle, East Lothian, 20 miles to the East of Edinburgh. All levels of experience welcomed. The programme includes training and lectures in general archaeological fieldwork, topographic, erosion and geophysical survey and tours of local sites. Optional additional courses are available in archaeological GIS, illustration and dendrochronology. Fee for the two weeks is £650, includes all accommodation (bunk house style), food and travel to and from site.
White Castle, East Lothian: FieldworkJuly-08-2013 – July-19-2013
Fun ongoing research and training excavation on the Iron Age hillfort of White Castle, East Lothian, 20 miles to the East of Edinburgh. All levels of experience welcomed and there are a limited number of free non-residential places. The programme includes training and lectures in general archaeological fieldwork, topographic, erosion and geophysical survey and tours of local sites. Optional additional courses are available in dendrochronology. Weekly fee of £ 287 includes all accomodation (bunk house style), food and travel to and from site.
- Organiser: Rampart Scotland
- Website: www.rampartscotland.co.uk/index.php/join-the-team/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Excavation 2013: FieldworkJuly-20-2013 – July-26-2013
Further investigation of Iron Age features discovered in 2012. No experience required and all tools and instruction provided.
- Organiser: North Duffield Conservation & Local History
- Website: ndchs.org.uk
Bexley Archaeological Group annual training excavation: FieldworkJuly-29-2013 – August-02-2013
On-going field project at a site in Bexley, Kent run by the Bexley Archaeological Group (BAG). Week consists of field walking, geophys, talks, excavating, levelling, finds processing/drawing and site drawing. Cost for the week is £150 and this includes all of the training, a years subscription to BAG and insurance. Join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/bexleyarc
Excavation of a Roman bath-house in Faversham: FieldworkAugust-02-2013 – August-18-2013
An opportunity to participate in an important excavation of a Roman waterside building at Abbey Barns in Faversham. Originally built as an aisled building for the adjacent Roman villa it was then rebuilt as a huge bath-house. Our task for this year is to investigate the east end of the building to clarify if all the building was entirely a bath-house or whether it was attached to a domestic building. We will also investigate the waterway with augers to see if there any remains of Roman shipping and also investigate additional Roman buildings in the vicinity of the bath-house. This is an important investigation which will help to clarify the extent and importance of Roman Faversham and its harbour. KAFS member's special fee £25 per day, non-members £35 per day.
Training Week for Students at Faversham in Kent: FieldworkAugust-05-2013 – August-09-2013
It is essential that anyone thinking of digging on an archaeological site is trained in the procedures used in professional archaeology. Dr Paul Wilkinson, author of the best selling "Archaeology" book and Director of the dig, will spend five days explaining to participants the methods used in modern archaeology. A typical training day will be classroom theory in the morning (at the Field School) followed by excavation at Abbey Barns Roman Villa in Faversham under the guidance of trained archaeologists. Free camping is available on site at the Field School in Faversham. A free PDF copy of "Archaeology" 3rd Edition will be given to participants. Cost for the course is £100 if membership is taken out at the time of booking. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. For directions to the Field School see 'Where' on this website.
Balbithan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland: FieldworkAugust-12-2013 – August-23-2013
Third season of ongoing research project into the multi-period prehistoric landscape at Balbithan Wood, Kintore, Aberdeen including 3000 year old upstanding roundhouses, Mesolithic lithic scatters and the remains of a Neolithic standing stone. The programme includes training and lectures in general archaeological fieldwork, topographic and management survey and tours of local sites, which include stone circles, hillforts and Pictish symbol stones. Fee for the two weeks is £650, includes all accommodation (individual rooms in student halls of residence), food and travel to and from site.
Fortingall, Perth and Kinross: FieldworkAugust-19-2013 – September-07-2013
Join our team in the stunning landscape of Glen Lyon in highland Perthshire, at the historic village of Fortingall. In 2013 join a season of excavation at the lost early medieval monastery of Fortingall, a daughter house of Iona. OJT Heritage offers a flexible approach to volunteering in archaeology through a programme of respected research and community archaeology projects. Fee is £500 UK pounds per week (concession rate available) - includes transport from Perth, bunk-house accommodation, all self-catering meals - limited places are available and early booking is advised.
Excavation of Bronze Age barrows at Hollingbourne in Kent: FieldworkOctober-05-2013 – October-11-2013
An opportunity to participate in the evaluation of three Bronze Age barrows on the North Downs east of Hollingbourne. The Field School excavated one of these barrows in 2012 and further work is needed on the site to fully understand it. Members £25 a day, non-members £35 a day.
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