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Fieldwork opportunities are now available at the Roman Southwell project for Summer 2016.

Roman Southwell Community Project

We are now taking bookings for our Summer 2016 Fieldwork programme, which will take place between 18-30 July as part of the national Festival of Archaeology.

You can sign up for Week One (18-23 July) or Week Two (25-30 July) for just £100, or do both weeks for £200. Full training and support is provided, and no previous experience is required.

The 2015 Season saw a mix of local people, those from further afield (and abroad!), students and a curious dog(!) get involved. Our digging gave us glimpses at the Roman landscape that immediately abutted the Roman villa (one of the largest in the country) including an abundance of Roman pottery and a couple of drainage features. We also had good geological deposits that showed that series of floods / waterlogging had occurred over our site (at least 60m away from the current Potwell Dyke.

This appears to show that…

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