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SOUTH WEST PLACE Archaeological Field School Faculty of Science & Technology, Bournemouth University Wytch Farm, Corfe Castle, Dorset 10 June-5 July 2019, from Monday to Friday only £250 per week (early bird discount available) email@example.com www.bournemouth.ac.uk/PLACE The PLACE Field School takes place within Dorset, and is based in Purbeck, on the edge of Poole Harbour. Students of the field school will be able to participate in excavation, geophysical survey, and experimental archaeology. Anyone with an interest in archaeology, Dorset’s history, or the project as a whole can join the excavation.
Excavation at Ashton Court Archeoscan Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol 23 June-18 July £30 per person per day (equipment included) 07901 746140 firstname.lastname@example.org www.archeoscan.com This summer, Archeoscan will be exploring the remains of a wing of a 16th-century manor house (Ashton Court), revealed through geophysical survey. During the dry summer of 2018, parch marks appeared on the front lawn of the mansion. Subsequent geophysical survey revealed what might be the outline of a lost wing, as depicted in a painting dated 1791. This summer’s excavation hopes to uncover more about the building.
Saveock Water Archaeology Saveock Water Archaeology Truro, Cornwall 1 July-16 August £200 per person per week 01872 560351 or 07785 908209 email@example.com www.archaeologyonline.org Saveock Water’s multi-period dig, which spans the Mesolithic period to the 17th century, is now in its 19th season. The earliest part of the site is a Mesolithic camp, and what may be a Neolithic ritual area on the spring line has also been identified. No experience is necessary to take part, and full training is provided.
SOUTH EAST Alton Big Dig Liss Archaeology Alton Town Centre, North East Hampshire 13-28 July Free, LA membership required (£15) for test-pitting 07732 327697 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lissarchaeology.uk The Alton Big Dig marks the start of a brand-new archaeological investigation into the town’s heritage, following the discovery of crop marks within the Town Gardens in summer 2018. Liss Archaeology will be digging a series of 1m test-pits in the park and nearby private gardens. Activities will include excavation, finds-processing and -recording, record-keeping, planning, drawing, running educational activities, and stewarding and talking. Training is available, with all skill levels welcome.
Flint Study Days and Knapping Workshops Butser Ancient Farm Butser Ancient Farm, Charlton, Waterlooville 15 June, 7 July £95 for each workshop 023 9259 8838 email@example.com www.butserancientfarm.co.uk Butser Ancient Farm will run two study days on the evaluation of flint tools and their manufacture. The first offers insight into manufacturing techniques, with an emphasis on flint finds from southern British archaeological sites. The second day will focus on knapping, exploring methods of manufacture as they relate to specific tool-types.
Dig Becket Aldington & Romney Archaeology Aldington, Kent Various dates, June-August £30-100 per day, dependent on activity chosen 07789 600542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.digbecket.co.uk Since 2016, Aldington & Romney Archaeology have been excavating to uncover the story behind Thomas Becket’s palace. When Becket was appointed Archbishop in 1162, all the lands in and around Romney Marsh became church property, so he established his palace at Aldington to facilitate the collection of revenue from the area. The dig accepts volunteers regardless of experience.