2013 Excavation Program

This listing expired on September 15, 2013. Please contact northcornwallheritage@gmail.com for any updated information.

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The excavation of two trenches through the large curvilinear feature at NCH01An aerial photograph of Old Melorne Village at NCH01
Roman sestertius found at NCH03A partial section through one of the large enclosure ditches at NCH05

Location: Camelford, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Season Dates: June 30, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Session Dates: Season 1: June 30, 2013 - July 28, 2013 Season 2: September 18, 2013 - August 15, 2013
Application Deadline: August 30, 2013

Website: http://www.northcornwallheritage.co.uk

Program Type
Field school

Affiliation: North Cornwall Heritage

Project Director: Alexander Peter Vellet, Director of Archaeological Training

Project Description

North Cornwall Heritage is offering an opportunity to take part in our ongoing training excavations. We endeavour to provide a fun, relaxed and safe environment coupled with tuition from highly trained and experienced professional archaeologists, ensuring participants a high quality, industry standard education in archaeological practice. We believe in providing a flexible curriculum which is ultimately dictated by you, allowing for more tailored, personal tuition. We run multiple projects each season so that we may offer participants a choice of varied learning environments and experiences.

NCH01 is our principle site, primarily focused on a 13th-century deserted medieval village

NCH02 lies adjacent to a scheduled site of known Iron Age provenance

NCH03 is focused on three parallel ditches understood to be Roman in date. It is hoped these are part of a much larger, previously unknown Roman landscape

NCH04 is associated with a scheduled site believed to be Iron Age in date

NCH05 is a large pentagonal, double ditched enclosure of unknown date, although initial excavations indicate multiple phases of activity ending in the Roman period

These and other potential projects are subject to change and will be confirmed / announced closer to the start of the season.

If you are interested in joining us this year, please visit our website.

Period(s) of Occupation: Iron Age, Roman, Medieval

Project Size: 50+ participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 day

Minimum Age: 14

Experience Required: No experience required

Room and Board Arrangements

Accommodation is provided and is camping only. A list of local B&B's, hostels and hotels can be provided upon request. We provide breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks on a daily basis. Our facilities include a canteen, utilities room with a washing machine and dryer, toilet blocks with flushing toilets and hot showers, and a camping ground. 

Cost: £35 per day

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Alexander Peter Vellet
The Arthurian Centre, Slaughterbridge
Camelford, Cornwall PL32 9TT
United Kingdom

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