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Swaledale: Hagg Farm 10-21 June 2013

posted 10 Mar 2013, 16:47 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 17:08 ]
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.

More information:
Peter Denison-Edson info@swaag.org