Scottish Celtic Hillfort: Battle Hill Field School 2020 3rd to 14th August:

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Location: Huntly, GB

Season: August 3, 2020 to August 14, 2020

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling


RPA Certified:

Project Director:
Dr Murray Cook

Project Description:

The Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project is the 20th Season of research into Aberdeenshire’s prehistoric settlement patterns. Previous seasons have explored Roman marching Camps, vitrified forts, Pictish settlement and Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age lithic sites and cairns.

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: 3rd to 14th August 2018
  • Location:  Huntly, Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland.
  • Contribution:  £850 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. All meals are provided in the cost. 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.

The Battle Hill Prehistoric Landscape Project is co-directed by Dr Murray Cook with David Connolly and run in partnership with AberdeenshireCouncil.

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

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 day

Minimum Age: 17

Experience Required: none...all welcome!

Room and Board Arrangements:
Fulll room and board in student halls of accomodation, individual rooms with tv and internet. We share cooking and cleaning. Cost: £850 for the two weeks or £50 a day if you provide your own accomodation.

Contact Information:

Dr Murray Cook

6A Gladstone Place



Phone: 7929848145

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