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Colemore Venture: Autumn Excavation – Present Archaeology

Volunteer excavating at Colemore
The Colemore Venture (Credit score: Liss Archaeology)

Colemore is within the west of the South Downs Nationwide Park with a captivating buried panorama of previous rural settlement. Eleven seasons of excavations, take a look at pits, desk-based analysis and geophysical survey reveal a posh settlement of enclosures and habitation courting primarily to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA). Buildings embody a ‘villa rustica’ with inside and exterior corridors, a attainable tower on the southern finish and identified size up to now being 25m+. The location has an RB recent water administration system, iron manufacturing and dealing plus an IA ladder fashion subject system.

A number of giant trenches are deliberate. Compost bogs. Coaching is on the market in all points of archaeology, all abilities ranges welcome.

Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to participate. From 18 to 80s, all skills. Actions embody excavation, finds processing, sieving, soil evaluation, recording, planning and drawing plus surveying – skilled requirements. On-site archaeology training. College students are inspired to expertise community-based, volunteer archaeology with a pleasant group of like-minded folks. Reserving/additional data

Location: North East Hampshire, midway between Alton and Petersfield
Area: South East
Time interval: Iron Age/Romano-British
Lodging offered: Restricted quiet tenting obtainable – primary amenities, first come foundation, have to be booked prematurely. Lifts obtainable from mainline rail stations Alton/Petersfield. Each have good collection of lodging obtainable.
Degree of expertise required: No earlier expertise required; full coaching obtainable on request. Expert or unskilled – all welcome.
Educational credit score obtainable: No – can present a reference; Cifa passport completion obtainable; can be utilized as college placement
Further on-excavation actions: Full coaching obtainable by request. Geophysics, Finds Processing, Artefact Illustration. Day Colleges, Planning/Drawing/Recording. Academic actions – native faculty visits. Outreach training. Different Excavations – Colemore (Might), Petersfield Excavation (July) – see different listings/web site
Age restrict: Over 18 solely – not appropriate for kids
Dates: September (web site closed on Wednesdays)
Price: £6 per day; membership required (£20 per yr). Full-time college students underneath 25 – half worth.
Contact title: Juliet Smith (Archaeological Director)
Contact tackle: 42 Furze Hill Highway, GU35 8HB
Contact phone: 07732327697
Contact electronic mail: [email protected]
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Twitter – @lissarchaeology
YouTube – Liss Archaeology


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