Bridge Farm Roman Settlement

Bridge Farm Barcombe Mills, Near Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Excavate and discover Bridge Farm, a Romano-British settlement located in East Sussex which was discovered in 2011. Excavation since 2013 has revealed a road network, a possible aisled building, a stone-lined well, a series of industrial hearths and a wealth of postholes, pits and ditches; all very finds-rich with deeper features also producing organic finds such as carved timbers. The comprehensive undergraduate-level training course seeks to cover all aspects of practical fieldwork offering geophysics, surveying, recording, drawing, photography, environmental and general finds processing, as well as excavation, on this regionally important site.


Strata Florida Field School

Mynachlog 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.

£75 – £495

Cock’s Farm Roman Villa

Abinger Roman Villa Abinger Roman Villa, Surrey, United Kingdom

Join the dig led by Surrey Archaeological Society’s Roman Studies Group and discover Abinger Roman villa. Following work in the scheduled area of the villa, the focus has moved to the adjoining field where magnetometry had revealed a wealth of pits and ditches. The 2023 excavation will continue to explore further magnetometry features.


Achill Archaeological Field School

Tawnaghmore, 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.

€850 – €5500

Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP)

Sedgeford, Norfolk, UK Sedgeford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community. The 2023 season will continue excavations of a series of Anglo-Saxon malting buildings (see CA 379). New malting kilns were identified last season, and this year the project aims to investigate more.

£150 – £480

The Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School

King 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.


Petersfield Big Dig

Petersfield Petersfield, Petersfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Join the Petersfield Big Dig, a two-week Test Pit Excavation in the medieval town of Petersfield. Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Petersfield Historical and Archaeological Society, and participating in the Festival of Archaeology, the 1st year of this exciting new project seeks to investigate a number of private gardens and public green spaces.


Archaeology Experience Weekend

Copped Hall Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, United Kingdom

Are you interested in learning the basic techniques of excavation and finds-handling, or the principles of geo-physics surveying, on an archaeological site? If so, you can join an Archaeology Experience Weekend run by Copped Hall Trust. Designed for absolute beginners, people of all ages (8 years and above) and backgrounds are welcome.


Cerne Abbey

Cerne 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.


Caerfai Promontory Fort

St Davids St Davids, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

The DigVentures team is unearthing the story of Caerfai, a prehistoric coastal fort that is being eroded into the sea. Within Caerfai’s ramparts, there are important clues that can help to reveal its history including roundhouses, hearths, metalworking debris, tools, and more. Join the team to rescue what is left of Caerfai and discover its archaeological story.