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Northumberland, Lindisfarne was chosen by King Oswald as the place to establish a monastery in AD 635. But this was no ordinary religious centre: Lindisfarne quickly grew to become the heart of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. This will be the fourth season of excavation at the site run by DigVentures in collaboration with Durham University. So far, Anglo-Saxon sculptures, burials, and buildings have been unearthed. This investigation offers the opportunity to explore one of the most-famous sites in English history.

NORTH WEST The Poulton Project Archaeology Courses The Poulton Project Poulton, Chester, Cheshire 1 July-9 August £400 for a two-week course 07741 192799 The Poulton Project is a multi-period rural excavation five miles south of Chester, which has produced extensive evidence for 10,000 years of human activity. The site was discovered during the search for a lost Cistercian Abbey, when excavation unexpectedly revealed the foundations of a medieval chapel and associated graveyard. The project offers students the opportunity to excavate well-preserved archaeology from a variety of periods. Currently, Iron Age and Roman features, as well as the eastern chapel graveyard, are available on their field courses.

Bainbridge Training Dig Mercian Archaeological Services Bainbridge, North Yorkshire Week 1: 9-13 September, Week 2: 16-20 September £250 per person 07512 845 291 The Bainbridge Training Dig in North Yorkshire will concentrate on the possible medieval manorial complex, to the north of the Late Bronze Age hillfort, which has been identified from earthworks and recently discovered pottery. Topics covered in the ‘classroom’ sessions will include site formation and processes, stratigraphic excavation, context sheets, drawing, and photography, alongside a Pottery Identification Training seminar. The course is open to people with a range of archaeological abilities, from beginners looking for their first excavation experiences to seasoned veterans.

Kent Archaeological

Field School 2019 Courses

The Kent Archaeological Field School,

The Office, School Farm Oast, Graveney Road, Faversham,

Kent ME13 8UP

Tel: 01795 532548 or mobile: 07885700112 Email: Director Dr Paul Wilkinson MCIfA

Courses 2019



Field-walking, Test pitting at a Roman Villa building at Teston,

Maidstone in Kent

Archaeological excavation of a Roman villa and Watermill at

Wye in Kent

Saturday 13th

14th April

Good Friday April 19th to Sunday 28th


Members £10 a day Non-members £15 a day

Members £50 a week or £10 a day Non-members £75 a week or £15 a day

Excavation of a substantial Roman building at Abbey Barns,


4th May to 12th May

Training week for students at the Roman villa, Abbey Barns in


Excavation of the World Heritage

Site of a Roman Palace at Oplontis near Pomeii in Italy

May 6th to May10th

May 20th to June 14th inclusive

Members £50 a week or £10 a day

Non-members £75 a week or

£15 a day

£100 with membership or £125


Fully booked

Archaeological Survey for students

Excavation of a Roman Villa at Teston near Maidstone, Kent

July 6th to Sunday 7th

Sat 3rd August to Sunday 11th August

Members £10 a day Non-members £15

Members £50 a week or £10 a day Non-members £75 a week or £15 a day

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