Excavate thousands of years of history and uncover the remains of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Strata Florida. Strata Florida has a long and continuing history of research excavations, and the Trust now runs both university training digs and a public dig open to all.
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 correctly use a trowel to the collection of geophysical data for archaeological mapping. The Field School offers a mixture of residential courses and day courses, and welcomes people of all ages, those with no prior archaeological experience, as well as those wanting to build upon previous skills.
Strata Florida aims to be the most inclusive archaeology school in the UK, Work with wellbeing and mental health support partners to deliver onsite support to participants. Strata Florida’s mission is to share their unique history, archaeology, heritage and links to Welsh culture with as diverse an audience as possible, including members of the public, students, volunteers and others.
12-18 year olds are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Accommodation options are available, with camping and food included in the price of the dig.
The cost is £75 for digger days, £495 per week (residential), £395 per week (non-residential), and £295 per week (bursary).
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