Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project

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Location: Sedgeford , GB

Season: July 2, 2023 to August 11, 2023

Deadline Type: Rolling


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Project Director:
Project Founder: Dr Neil Faulkner, Excavations Director: Dr Ellie Blakelock

Project Description:

SHARP (the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project) is a long-term, independently-run archaeological research project. Our primary objective is the investigation of the entire range of human settlement and land use in the north-west Norfolk parish of Sedgeford. Established in 1996, SHARP is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community.

We offer a wide range of excavation and non-excavation opportunities for our volunteers. We also run a range of quality courses on Archaeometallurgy, Ancient Craeft and Techniques, Introduction to Human Remains, and more. No experience is necessary for any of these courses.

For those of you who are new to excavation we offer our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course. This week-long course will teach you everything you need to know and you’ll be digging along with the rest of the team from day one!

Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Anglo-Saxon, Medieval

Currently, our excavations are focused on the Anglo-Saxon period, and particularly on the site of a series of malting house complexes.

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Minimum Age: 18 (16+ may attend with parental or guardian permission)

Experience Required: For volunteer excavators - three weeks prior excavation experience; for courses and Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques - no experience necessary

Room and Board Arrangements:
Our onsite rate includes all camping fees and facilities, Saturday night barbecue, all food and hot drinks (Sunday morning to Friday evening), hot showers, flushing toilets.  Our offsite rate includes lunch and hot drinks whilst on site, Saturday night barbecue, hot showers, flushing toilets. Excavation volunteer - £150 offsite rate, £300 onsite rate for six days. Courses - prices vary, please see our website for details ( SHARP does offer concessionary rates on all our courses and excavation opportunities for students and the unwaged. We also offer financial support through the John Hensby Bursary Fund (see our website for more information).

Contact Information:

Dr Ellie Blakelock

Phone: 07759402298

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