Archaeology in Marlow 2014: Fieldwork

March-01-2014 – December-31-2014

During 2014 Archaeology In Marlow (AIM) is conducting further investigations at a site in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire. This site comprises of a double enclosure earthwork believed to be Medieval in date, but Neolithic artefacts and Iron Age pottery found there suggest the origins of the site are much earlier. AIM will continue to conduct research into the site and surrounding area to learn more about the site. In addition, AIM will be continuing to excavate a 7 x 1 metre trench across the bank and ditch of the outer enclosure and will then commence excavating two new test pits (1 x 1 metre) in the inner enclosure. AIM intends to visit the site on Sunday mornings (10 o'clock) during 2014. These visits last around 3 hours. The schedule of visit dates is available upon request. Participation at these gatherings is free to all AIM members. Non-members are very welcome, experienced, or not, as training will be given in a wide variety of archaeology practices, but they must first join AIM via the AIM website. Excavators must be over 16 and under 77 years of age to be covered by AIM's insurances. As the investigations are on private land and space is limited, potential volunteers will need to 'book in', by emailing John Laker.

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Archaeology Live! 2014 All Saints Church, North Street, York: Fieldwork

March-31-2014 – October-24-2014

Archaeology Live! is moving away from the Hungate excavations after seven successful years & this means we need as site that will have the amazing archaeology that York is known for. Working in partnership with the team at All Saints Church, North Street is going to prove to be just that. The church is on the southwest side of the River Ouse, within the Roman Colonia, Viking City and Medieval Walled City. We will be digging immediately adjacent to the northeast side of the church and we are going to be able to use the church as a base for our work. The training excavation provides a way to learn about and participate in excavation, recording, planning, finds processing, environmental sampling, and processing. Any other specific requests for training may also be available on application. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course. During Archaeology Live!, the archaeology will be excavated and recorded by the trainees; the trainers teach and assist when required. It is a field-based training program where people learn by doing the excavation, and by discovering and recording the archaeology themselves, rather than by classroom-based tuition. Cost from £225 per week or £65 for taster days. Weekend Courses - May 24th-25th, August 23rd-24th & October 18th-19th

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Roman Road at Chilcomb Excavations: Fieldwork

April-05-2014 – August-31-2014

Experienced and novice excavators from outside the Society are welcome. Minimum unaccompanied age is 16, but younger children with an adult are welcome. There will be training available, and a training manual can be purchased. All excavators will have the opportunity to experience the main tasks associated with an excavation under the supervision and guidance of a member of the Society. All persons attending the excavation will be required to join the Society for insurance cover, cost £10. Novice excavators will be required to join the Society, and purchase the training manual cost £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 April & September - 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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Newbarns, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland: Fieldwork

June-30-2014 – September-28-2014

Annual excavation of prehistoric burial cairns, dating from the Neolithic to Iron Age with later settlement in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. Local camping and caravan sites available. Under 16s welcome with an adult, training by arrangement. Apply with CV. Costs on application.

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Piddington, Northamptonshire: late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British Villa site: Fieldwork

August-02-2014 – August-31-2014

36th season of excavation at the late Iron Age settlement and Romano-British Villa complex at Piddington, Northamptonshire, by the Upper Nene Archaeological Society. Food and accommodation options available (including campsite at site, with basic facilities); variable fees. Preference given to applicants coming for 2 weeks or longer. UNAS also owns and runs the nearby Piddington Roman Villa Museum, an Accredited and award-winning Museum, which houses the site archive and displays and interprets the material from the site. Piddington Site and Museum Open Day, Saturday, 23 August, 11.00am - 4.30pm Guided tours of the site; refreshments available.

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Romans in Ravenglass Project: Fieldwork

September-03-2014 – September-28-2014

This is a community led project organised by the Muncaster Parish Council, Muncaster Estate and the Lake District National Park. The aim is to understand more about the Roman Heritage at Ravenglass. The project will concentrate on investigating the vicus settlement, fort and bath house. We already know that Ravenglass had its own Roman fort, civilian settlement and bath house. During excavations in season one, which took place in September 2013, we found Roman artefacts and evidence for Roman roads and buildings. This year we hope to find out more. The Romans in Ravenglass project will continue to help us understand more about the extent, layout and function of the town. Blog Twitter

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Woking Palace Excavations 2014: Fieldwork

September-10-2014 – September-26-2014

In September 2014 the Friends of Woking Palace and archaeologists from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit will be returning to Woking Palace for a sixth season of excavations as part of the Woking Palace and its Park Project, a 3-year Heritage Lottery Funded community-based project, which aims to cast light on the development of Woking Palace and its surrounding 590 acre deer Park, from its earliest days right through to modern times, including its glorious Tudor heyday. There are spaces available for experienced digging volunteers, particularly for those who can participate for five days, or more. A special open day will be held on Sunday 28th September from 11am when guided tours of the excavations will run until 4pm. There are exciting year-round activities planned as part of the Woking Palace and its Park project, which will run until March 2016. The Friends of Woking Palace are actively looking for new volunteers and participants to be involved. For more information on the project and the Friends of Woking Palace, please see the website.

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