DIG FOR A DAY
26th March 2013
The dig for a day dates are now out. From the 14th - 26th of July 2013, you can come down to the site and work for the day under expert guidance as an archaeologist for the day. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and try your hand at archaeology and is a good way to have a try before undertaking our BERT course. Full details to follow soon.
21st March 2013
For all those wanting to see a bit more of the project take a look at our video clip taken back in 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWoPQAcnRoo
9th March 2013
We are very sorry to have to inform you that unfortunately due to a safety problem we’re going to have to cancel this year’s excavations at the aerodrome including the Modern Conflict Archaeology course. We are sorry for any inconvience this has caused. This course will now be deleted from the website. We hope to resume our excavations in 2014.
21st February 2013
The conservator who has been working on some of the ironwork from Chalk Pit Field, Alison Hopper Bishop, has recently finished cleaning several of the more interesting objects from SH09. She has discovered that two of the objects have white metal decoration, including the more complete of the two spurs. The terminal of the other spur has been revealed and it is an early form. The spur is also unusually small and was possibly made for a child. The other object with white metal decoration has a very distinctive form and appears to be a sword guard. Pottery from the same context dates from the 12th/13th century. More information will come from the specialist who is writing up the assemblage.
7th February 2013
Bookings are now being taken and places on courses are filling up fast, to secure your place on a course book now to avoid disappointment. Full details on all courses can be found here
More dates announced for this summer's courses
5th February 2013
We have now confirmed dates for more of this summer's courses. We will be running a week long Modern Conflict Archaeology course, w/c 14th July. The one day Flint in Archaeology course will be on Sunday 14th July and Flint Knapping with John Lord will be on Thursday 18th July and Wednesday 7th August. Full details on these and all our other courses can be found here