Field School - 2006 August 14th - September 15th


The fifth season of excavations and survey will take place at High Lea farm, Hinton Martell, Dorset, between Monday August 14th and Friday September 15th  2006. The programme of work is likely to include the continued excavations within the Early Bronze Age Barrow cemetery and possibly further examination of Iron Age and Romano-British deposits forming part of an extensive agricultural settlement identified in 2003 Summary of field work 2002-3.  Extensive geophysical and topographical surveys will be carried out at the site giving participants the opportunity to experience a wide variety of instrumentation and techniques including GPS, GPR, fluxgate gradiometry and earth resistance amongst others. Applications are now invited from individuals wishing to join the project either as volunteers or as students wishing to gain credit rated experience 2006 Application form .

The field school is offered to students and volunteers who wish to gain experience in archaeological field practice at several levels up to and including a full credit rated programme. The credit rated programme is undertaken over a four week period during the season. Alternatively students may wish to attend the field school under placement to satisfy their individual course requirements of their respective degree programmes. Because of demand we are only able to offer places for a minimum duration of 2 weeks.

Students & volunteers excavating at High Lea 2004

 For further details please see Opportunities to participate in 2006 .



This page was written and compiled by John Gale, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University.

Last revised: Date 20th January 2006