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Find out how and where you can get involved in archaeology this summer in our guide to projects taking place across the UK and Ireland.

Digs Guide editor Bennjamin J Penny-Mason Get in touch Do contact us if you would like your 2019 excavation to feature among the free listings on the Current Archaeology website. Email to Current Archaeology's annual Digs Guide, your directory for fieldwork opportunities and digging highlights for 2018. With summer approaching, projects all around the UK and Ireland are getting ready for the excavation season, and the following pages will explore some of the fantastic digging opportunities this year. If you are keen to get involved in an archaeological project for the first time,

or perhaps you are unsure where to look for digging experience, this guide is here to help.

Our listings feature projects spanning a wide range of periods, including prehistoric settlements, an AngloSaxon burial ground, a medieval palace, and a post-medieval village. From smaller local society digs to larger field schools offering academic credits, we have highlighted a diverse selection of different types of excavations, as well as projects to fit all levels of experience and all budgets, plus activities to suit all ages.

Here you can also find different options based on time commitment go digging for a day, a week, a month, or all summer - as well as plenty of other non-excavation ways to get involved in archaeology.

These pages can only hold a selection of projects. To find the complete list of digs and their full details, visit, where you can browse by region, date, cost, time period, and other criteria. With most digs having a limited capacity, in order to avoid disappointment, remember to book as early as possible. Have a wonderful summer digging!

Share your digging experiences with us online Facebook: currentarchaeo/ogymag Twitter: twitter.comlcurrentarchaeo Google+: +CurrentArchaeology Or write to us at the usual address (see p .3) .

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The list of archaeological societies and contact details were kindly provided by BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs & Resources,, which promotes volunteer skill recognition through the Archaeology Skills Passport Scheme.

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