Join the excavation at Colemore, in the west of the South Downs National Park. Colemore is sited on a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement. Thirteen seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey has revealed a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British with glimpses of the Iron Age. Buildings include a ‘villa rustica’ with internal and external corridors, a possible tower at the southern end and known length to date being 25m+. The site has a Romano-British fresh water management system, iron production and working, plus an Iron Age ladder style field system.
Training is available in all aspects of archaeology, with all skills levels and abilities welcome. Activities include excavation, finds processing, sieving, soil analysis, recording, planning and drawing plus surveying to professional standards. Volunteers from all walks of life and aged between 18 to 80 are welcome to take part. Students are encouraged to experience community-based, volunteer archaeology with a friendly group of like-minded people.
Drinking water is supplied, and compost toilets are available onsite. Participants are requested to bring their own solar showers.
The cost is £8 per day with £20 yearly membership required. Full-time students aged under 25 are half price.
The details above are provided by the organiser, for more information about the dig, please see the links below.