Excavate with Kent Archaeological Field School and discover Kent’s Roman past. The training school offers a number of different dates and sessions, each with a different focus, exploring archaeological aspects of the Roman occupation of Britain.
Previous work has analysed the known cropmark of a possible Roman building in Abbey Fields, located just off Abbey Street, Faversham in Kent and to the east of the Roman villa excavated in 1960 by Brian Philp. The Roman building was initially investigated by over 20 students who attended the KAFS field school training week in August and each year up to 2020. For the students, it was a unique experience of working on an archaeological evaluation and seeing the progression of an investigation of an important Roman building. The survival of the materials was good with preserved stone walls, opus signinum floors, and hypocaust pilae towers all covered by tons of ceramic roof tiles. On top of this collapsed strata and to the north-west were cill beam slots for a timber building identified by the pottery as belonging to the 6th century.
Participants aged from 11-80 are welcome to attend the field school.
Courses range from free (with membership) to £100. For specific course information and booking please see the organiser information below.