Third season of excavation of a farmstead with possible high status medieval origins. Some buildings were still in use during the late 20th century but only earthworks now remain. All levels of experience welcome with a minimum age of 18. Basic training can be provided in all aspects of excavation. Costs £10 to cover insurance and become a member of ACE Archaeology Club. This dig is now closed to applications.
In September 2015 the Friends of Woking Palace and archaeologists from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit will be returning to Woking Palace for the final season of excavations as part of the Woking Palace and its Park Project, a 3-year Heritage Lottery Funded community-based project aiming 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. Excavation days exclude Mondays and Tuesdays, and are FREE to attend. A special open day will be held on Sunday 27th September from 11am when guided tours of the excavations will run until 4pm. There are spaces available for both experienced and inexperienced volunteers working with our finds team or excavating. For more information and a booking form please contact Surrey County Council's Community Archaeology Team at email@example.com
Set amongst the rolling hills in the west of the South Downs National Park, views over the edge of The Weald stretch away in the distance. Little was known about the site until the landowner discovered some pottery dating to the Romano-British period when the field had a final ploughing before it was laid to pasture. In 2009, a chance comment during an organised walk led to 6 years of investigation by Liss Archaeology. During this time, approximately a third of the field has undergone geophysical survey revealing a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement. The April/May excavation Excavation will target a deep feature seen as a geophysical anomaly in the vicinity of the main building. Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to take part. From 18 to 80's, all abilities. Full training offered. Cost £5 per day (students half price), limited camping available (no extra cost). Accomodation nearby. Facilities include Tree Bog compost toilets plus a ‘bring your own shower’ facility. Tea and coffee provided at start of day and all breaks. Transport from Petersfield and Portsmouth available most days. Supermarket runs. Further excavation of a flint structure revealed by trial trenching last year, looking to be similar construction to the villa wall foundations, plus a huge quantity of unabraded, large pottery sherds.
2nd annual Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium to be held at Newcastle University. This conference will showcase current postgraduate research on the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Britain and Ireland and aims to create a friendly environment for PG's to present and discuss their research findings.˙ The conference will cover all aspects of this significant period in prehistory in thematic sessions, and both poster and paper abstracts are welcome. Poster entries are particularly welcome from masters researchers and first year PhD students wishing to showcase their research objectives. The deadline for submission is 1st October. Registration will cost £13 for students and £20 for non-students, this will include the wine reception, lunches and refreshments. Please email for registration details, to receive an abstract form or for more information.
The excavation at Newsham Grange Farm, Egglescliffe, will take place in the first fortnight in September. Please email Jenny Parker or Linda Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com). Preference will be given to those who are willing to attend the full excavation.