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Saveock Water Archaeology

Location: TRURO, United Kingdom

June 30, 2014 to August 15, 2014

Session dates: 
each week students are offered to work in our Experimental Archaeology department

Deadline Type: 

Discount for AIA members: 
Discount 4 students booking and paying together £100 week off the fee for as many weeks as you want

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Independent Archaeological Centre

Project Director:

Jacqui Wood

Project Description

This will be our 14th season at Saveock. The site is multi period dating from a Mesolithic camp by the stream, the next phase is a Neolithic ritual pool feature and to the side of this is a Bronze Age metal working area with intact bowl furnace. Last season we excavated a new area of the site and discovered a tin smelting furnace with a crystal encrusted ritual hearth feature to the side of the furnace. Ceramics from above this feature have dated to the early Bronze Age/Copper Age. The site has attracted the world media following a Times newspaper article on the 17th century witchcraft pits excavated on site. The pits have featured in American Institute magazine and a new magazine last year on the 20 most Sacred Places in the world. National Geographic TV made a documentary about the site called ‘the kings war on witches’

Full training is given on site and during each week students have an opportunity to work in our Experimental Archaeology research department.

Period(s) of Occupation: Mesolithic, neolithic, Bronze Age to 17th century

World Famous Pagan witchcraft pits plus unique Bronze Age features

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
non as full training will be given

Room and Board Arrangements

None on site but list of student recomended places on our website

£200 per week

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered: none


Contact Information
jacqui wood
saveock mill, Greenbottom
TRURO tr4 8qq
United Kingdom
Saveock Mill
Recommended Bibliography: 

Mesolithic studies in the north sea basin and beyond edited by clive waddington

Oxbow books 2007 ISBN 978-1-8427-224-7

Archaeology Experienced Spirituality? Edited by Dragos Gheorghiu from the world archaeology conference proceedings Cambridge Scolars Publishing ISBN 9-781443-833684

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