Where possible, we give students the chance to volunteer on ‘live’ projects. Recent examples include the following.
Lees Court Estate, North Downs, south of Faversham
Working in partnership with the Kent Archaeological Society, we are investigating the archaeology of this prehistoric landscape with features, hoards, burials and finds.
Recent activities have included:
- sample excavation of a Bronze Age barrow
- finds processing
- soil and environmental
Lincolnshire Wold project
We are currently conducting summer seasons of excavations and surveying at this high-status Roman rural complex, the size of four football pitches. Discoveries so far include buildings with underfloor heating, painted wall plaster together with numerous artefact finds. We even know the likely name of the Roman owner.
Volunteering to work on projects such as these gives you the thrill of discovering the past for yourself. You learn about methods of survey and excavation and can also be involved as the finds are processed in our Archaeology Laboratory.