Location: Stanwick Hall, Stanwick, Northamptonshire, NN9 6QY, United Kingdom
Season: May 4, 2024 to September 20, 2024
Session Dates: See website
Application Deadline: September 14, 2024
Deadline Type: Contact for Details
Discount for AIA members: Could be negotiated
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Derek Roberts BSc (HONS) ACIFA
Over the next three to five years Udig Archaeology Limited will be exploring the archaeologically rich landscape around Stanwick on the edge of Northamptonshire’s Nene Valley. It is offering opportunities to take part in the research excavations, with training from experts in all aspects of excavation, recording and finds processing.
In Stanwick Hall’s parkland earthworks show possible building platforms as well as medieval ridge and furrow crossed by later trackways. Archaeological trial trenching in 2006, as part of the Rockingham Forest Project and later excavations by Pre-Develop Archaeology in 2021, found pits, ditches, robber-trenches, stone walls and wall-trenches, post holes, and floors – evidence of continual occupation on the site from at least the late Saxon period through to the 18th and 19th centuries.
This evidence is starting to suggest that the village of Stanwick shrank over the centuries, leaving abandoned tenement plots along a previously significant route leading south out of the village and then west toward the area of Stanwick Lakes. Here excavations have found prehistoric long barrows and burial mounds, an opulent Roman villa, and the deserted settlement of West Cotton. Clearly this is a landscape with great time depth which offers great potential for further significant discoveries.
Period(s) of Occupation: Mid-late Saxon Saxo-Norman Early - late post-medieval
Project Size: 25-49 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: It is recommended that week slots are booked for a better learning experience
Minimum Age: 8 years
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements:
Free Camping. 3 x meals a day. Hotel Rooms (limited Availability) single and twin Sleeping Pods with on-suit shower and toilet (limited availability) See Website
We give participants a Skills Passport. Universities could be contacted to allow certain training elements to be undertaken to achieve Academic Credits.
Derek Roberts (Director of Excavations)
ELY FIELDS BUNGALOW, ELY ROAD
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