Arrangements will be made for students looking for accreditation, please get in touch.
Minimum booking 3 days. There are several campsites in the area, and a Youth Hostel in Kettlewell.
Cost: £15 per day, minimum 3 days
Contact: Roger Martlew, Chapel Beck, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5RL
Telephone: 01756 760821
Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) will be undertaking a two-week excavation of a possible Iron Age/Romano-British settlement. They will be exploring by excavation under professional supervision the results of topographical and geophysical surveys, suggesting the presence of a substantial farmstead/settlement of Iron Age/Romano-British character. Possible Romano-British pottery has been also been exposed in the area by mole activity.
Participants with some experience are particularly welcome. Minimum Age 18
The excavation will be led by Archaeological Services Durham University (ASDU) at Hagg Farm, Fremington, Reeth, where SWAAG will be excavating what is believed to be the main settlement platform. So far this high status settlement appears to have some unique structures which we hope to elucidate further [See last years dig blogs: Dig 1 Dig2]. This excavation is open to non-members whether experienced or not.
(Note: Sat 15 and Sun 16 June are not formal dig days, but if they are the only days you can come then there may be some activity. Please enquire)
Guidance will be given to those who have not excavated before.
Cost: £5/day for non-members and £3/day for members. Membership is currently £20/year.
We have to make a charge for SWAAG excavations that are professionally lead to help towards covering the cost.
Non-members must book ahead just in case it is over subscribed.
B&Bs, hostels, and hotels nearby.
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York Archaeological Trust ARCHAEOLOGY LIVE! 2013
Monday 24th June - Friday 13th September
The Archaeology Live! training excavations had been taking place as part of the Block H excavations at Hungate, York since 2007. However, the Block H site was finished at the end of 2011 leaving a huge archive of material to look through and make sense of, but also a number of questions. The 2013 season offers the chance to return to Block H and investigate a new area, focussing on the demolished church of St. John-in-the-Marsh. The archaeology will be of various periods, including:
Archaeology Live! 2013 will hopefully give us a chance of answering some of these questions, as well as adding to our knowledge of the Hungate area in all periods. The excavations will take place in the southeast corner of Block H.
The training excavation provides a way to learn about and participate in excavation, recording, planning, finds processing, environmental sampling, and processing. Any other specific requests for training may also be available on application. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course.
During Archaeology Live!, the archaeology will be excavated and recorded by the trainees; the trainers teach and assist when required. It is a field-based training programme where people learn by doing the excavation, and by discovering and recording the archaeology themselves, rather than by classroom-based tuition.
For more information contact:
Mobile: +44 (0) 7908 210026
Further investigation of Iron Age features discovered in 2012. No experience required and all tools and instruction provided.
Organiser: North Duffield Conservation & Local History
Volunteers are always welcome for work on excavations and off-site finds processing. Longer term student placements are also possible on specific projects, by arrangement.
Occasional joint projects have taken place with local archaeological societies and university departments. Contact us for further details.
Humber Archaeology Partnership
The Old School
Tel: (01482) 217466