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Soulton HallSoulton Hall Soulton Hall, Wem, Shropshire, United Kingdom
DigVentures is crowdfunding a dig to investigate a medieval monument, in the middle of a moat!
At Soulton, DigVentures is trying to discover the origins of a scheduled ancient monument whose story had long since been lost to time. The water-logged conditions of the moat have preserved many artefacts that rarely survive, including a medieval leather shoe, acorns, and even the remains of a medieval wooden moat-bridge.
Welby Archaeological Training ExcavationWelby Welby, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in the beautiful Leicester countryside for this week-long training excavation, which focuses on the teaching of archaeological excavation methods. As well as offering the very best in archaeological training and support, this training excavation is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.
Strata Florida Field SchoolMynachlog Fawr Mynachlog Fawr, Abbey Road, Pontrhydfendigaid, United Kingdom
Excavate thousands of years of history and uncover the remains of the internationally significant 12th-century Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida. The Strata Florida Field School offers an accessible and inclusive training programme, including a wide variety of archaeological excavation and survey techniques, from understanding how to use a trowel correctly to the collection of geophysical data for archaeological mapping.
Achill Archaeological Field SchoolTawnaghmore, County Mayo Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
Achill Archaeological Field School has run for over three decades and offers a wide range of archaeology courses designed to suit all interests and budgets. This year’s dig will focus on a deserted settlement of 16 houses at Tawnaghmore, a short walk from the campus in Dooagh. The excavation aims to identify the site’s timeline more precisely.
The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field SchoolKing John’s Palace Sherwood Forest, United Kingdom
This field school offers experience in many aspects of archaeological excavation and hands-on training from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The field school will explore the history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest, including the designed royal hunting landscape and Palace at its heart.
Cerne AbbeyCerne Abbas, Dorset Cerne Abbas, Dorset, United Kingdom
Founded in AD 987 by Æthelmaer the Stout, Cerne Abbey sits at the feet of the famous chalk-cut figure of a club-wielding giant that dominates the village of Cerne Abbas. Ground Penetrating Radar survey has provided the first-ever evidence for the medieval abbey, and potentially its Anglo-Saxon predecessor beneath. Excavation this summer will investigate these results, targeting buildings potentially belonging to the abbey precinct and exploring for the earlier 10th-century monastery below.
Bainbridge Archaeological Training ExcavationBainbridge Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for this week-long training excavation, which focuses on the teaching of archaeological excavation methods. As well as offering the very best in archaeological training and support, this excavation is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.
Lindisfarne Finds RoomHoly Island, Northumberland Lindisfarne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
DigVentures is exploring the lost history of Lindisfarne, an important religious centre established by the Kings of Northumbria during the 7th-century. Lindisfarne is the site where where monks created the Lindisfarne Gospels, and where skilled artisans forged the treasures that adorned the altars of early Medieval Europe. Participants will be able to gain comprehensive experience in the full range of skills, knowledge and techniques that the finds team uses on-site.