image_goldsborough_fieldwalkingICE AND FIRE is a community project designed to explore and record prehistoric archaeology at risk in eroding areas where artefacts have been found on the surface. Fieldwork will take place during the summer of 2017 and offers the opportunity to be part of a friendly team.

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Volunteers will have the chance to learn about archaeological fieldwork techniques, recording and finds analysis under expert guidance – no previous experience is needed. We will train you. Fieldwork opportunities will include excavation of test pits as well as seasonal field-walking. Indoor activities will include finds processing and analysis. You can contact the project team to register your interest.

Note | Registering your interest does not necessarily guarantee a place on the excavations since we are keen to accommodate as diverse and inclusive a team as possible – we appreciate your understanding here. We will, however, contact all respondents before the summer to confirm availability. If there are more volunteers than places, we will set up a standby list. Please also note that there is a significant up-hill walk to the sites from the Flatts Lane Woodland Country Park TS6 0NN (where toilets are available).


  • Thursday 20 July to Tuesday 1 August 2017 | 08.30 to 17.00
  • Friday 28 July is a rest day
  • Volunteers are covered by insurance and all equipment will be provided
  • Under 18s are welcome and should to be accompanied by a parent or guardian


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