As part of the Mesolithic Hinterlands of Surrey project, run by Tom Lawrence (Oxford Archaeology), we will be running one weekend of community test pitting in August (17th-18th 10:00-16:00) utilising the flint methodology. This will be preceded by a training day at our Research Centre at Abinger on Saturday August 10th.
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Participants of all ages are invited to book a slot for a full weekend of test-pitting at Nonsuch Park over Heritage Open Weekend (Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd September) to undergo investigation of the Tudor Old Stables.
The Surrey Archaeological Society’s Research Centre and Library at Abinger will be open all day specially to the public, featuring displays on local research, finds from the area, and a chance to browse the collections.
Join one of the guided tours of the Surrey Archaeological Society excavations at Cocks Farm, Abinger, where the site of a Roman villa with a long period of occupation is currently undergoing fieldwork. Tours will include a look at what's going on in the trenches, as well as the finds which have come out.
Two tours will be on offer throughout the day:
11:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00
On Saturday 3rd August, the annual Finding Farnham Festival will be back at the Museum of Farnham (11:00-16:00), where anyone can come along and have a try at digging, or simply watch the archaeologists investigate a pre-Georgian outbuilding!
The day will include a visit from the Butser IX Roman Legion and chance to look at the summer’s archaeology exhibit featuring some of the choicest artefacts from the region!
Finding Farnham is back, and Surrey Archaeological Society is running not one, but two community archaeology test pitting events in 2019 in Farnham!
On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, there will be two days of community test pitting (10:00-16:00) at Holt Pound, where members of the public are welcome to sign-up and have a try at digging, sieving or helping to process the finds.
Free for all - open to all ages
All sessions must be booked in advance – for info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surrey Archaeological Society is running not one, but two community archaeology test pitting events in 2019 in Epsom and Ewell!
On Saturday 25th May, there will be an open day (11:00-16:00) at Bourne Hall, where anyone can come along and have a try at digging, sieving or helping to process the finds. The day will include activities with Roman legionaries, as well as finds from previous digs, so do come along and see what’s going on!
Free for all - open to all ages
Led by Elvin Mullinger (SyAS), these will be offered as two-part courses (introduction and advanced) with a choice of two different dates each. Introduction courses will be from 10:00-16:00 and on either Saturday 8 February or Wednesday 12 February. The advanced follow-up course will run from 10:00-16:00 and be either Saturday 7 March or Wednesday11 March. The venue is at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE).
Led by Carl Raven (Liss Archaeology), this one-day course will take place on Friday 29 March from 10:00-15:00 at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE).
This is a detailed overview introductory course on using the free Snuffler geophysics software for processing of both magnetometry and resistivity data, but will also cover theory and methods in undertaking geophysical surveys.
There will be four days of further test pitting and trial trenching at Leatherhead, centred this year around Rowhurst and Teazle Wood, to take place in late October.
Digging will require advanced booking, as members of the Society and those from the local community will have a more in-depth opportunity to dig, sieve and process finds. To book and for queries, please contact email@example.com.
**Please note, this portion of the test pitting programme is for adults only**