South Cadbury Environs Project, Somerset, UK
Archaeology volunteer opportunities and field school

Project Introduction & Call for Applications

Next Field School: 27 May-14 June 2004

Volunteer opportunities: May-October 2007

Applications currently invited

The Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol are pleased to announce the next season of the South Cadbury Environs Project fieldwork. The field school runs from takes place between 27 May and 14 June. 10 academic credits (generally accepted as the equivalent of 1 credit in North America).

Applications are also invited from volunteers wishing to participate without credit in the project at any time during May and November 2003 (minumum one week participation in the project). The project is directed by Dr Richard Tabor, and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Further fieldwork opportunities are listed on our field school webpages

South Cadbury Environs Project

The South Cadbury Environs Project is a landscape research programme ranging from the Early Neolithic to the Late Saxon periods, currently funded by the Leverhulme Trust. See the South Cadbury Environs Project website.

Since April 1998 the University of Bristol has been the principal sponsor of the project, building on initial work by staff and students from the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow and the South East Somerset Archaeological and Historical Society.

The project is centred on Cadbury Castle, Somerset, UK - an Iron Age hillfort. Participants will participate in geophysical survey, ploughzone artefact collection, test pitting and excavation in the landscape around the hillfort.

Postgraduate and undergraduate students are welcome. Volunteers with no experience are also invited to apply. All participants must spend a minimum of one week on the project.

This is a research project, and we invite students to join us for a minimum of one week. Experience is prefered, although not essential. Archaeological training and instruction will be provided, and although this is not a formal field-school offering credit, we are quite happy to validate participation where this may be helpful for University purposes.

Participants may choose between staying at the nearby camp site or bed and breakfast.

Conservators lift a Bronze Age shield

Conservators lift a Bronze Age shield during the 1997 training excavation

To apply, please email Dr Richard Tabor r.tabor-3_@tiscali.co.uk

Further information is available from Dr Richard Tabor, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, 43 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UU. Tel: 44 117 954 6060. Email:r.tabor-3_@tiscali.co.uk

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