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Battle Hill 2017

Location: United Kingdom

August 14, 2017 to August 25, 2017

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Rampart Scotland

Project Director:

Dr. Murray Cook

Project Description

The Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project is the 17th Season of research into Aberdeenshire’s prehistoric settlement patterns. This specific season will focus on a series of newly discovered upstanding monuments, including a hillfort, a 3000 year old roundhouse and a Neolithic Cairn, in addition, we will be looking at a series of Neolthic/Mesolithic lithic scatters.

The training is relaxed and easy going and you can learn as much or as little as you want to. You will have the opportunity to excavate archaeological remains that have never been examined before.

  • Project Dates:8th to 19th August 14th – 25th August 2017
  • Location:  Huntly, Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland.
  • Contribution:  £795 UK pounds. The price includes accommodation, food and transport to and from site. (N.B. Deposit of £200 is non-refundable).
  • Project type:  Open to students and volunteers (minimum age accepted: 17 years old) – Places are limited so early booking is recommended
  • Accommodation:  Student halls with comfortable single rooms, kitchen facilities, leisure room and showers, wi-fi, and tvs in each room. All meals are provided in the cos, though the cooking and cleaning are shared. Extras are the responsibility of the participant and trips to local stores will be available.
  • Experience required:  None, as professional archaeologists will always be on-site to provide guidance.
  • Other activities:  Trips to local archaeological/historical sites.
  • What to wear:   Scottish weather can change at any time. Sometimes with four seasons in one day. It is recommended that you come prepared with a range of clothing including clothes for sunny weather, cold weather and hard rain;  light-weight clothing, a waterproof coat and stout boots, sun block and a hat are suggested.

Period(s) of Occupation: Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 

Room and Board Arrangements

Full room and board, individual rooms in student halls of reseidence, with wi-fi and tv, though cooking and cleaning shared

£795 for the duration but discounts for shorter periods available on request

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered: none


Contact Information
Dr. Murray Cook
6a Gladstone Place

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