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Bletchingley test pitting - Mesolithic Hinterlands of Surrey

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As part of the Mesolithic Hinterlands of Surrey project, run by Tom Lawrence (Oxford Archaeology), we will be running two weekends of community test pitting in August (10th-11th and 17th-18th 10:00-16:00) utilising the flint methodology. 

Free for all - please note that these test pits are suitable for adult, but we unfortunately cannot accommodate children.

All sessions must be booked in advance – for info, contact outreach@surreyarchaeology.org.uk.

Tour of Abinger Villa Dig

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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

Finding Farnham Festival - Museum of Farnham

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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!

Farnham Holt Pound community test pitting

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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 outreach@surreyarchaeology.org.uk.

Bourne Hall test pitting and open day

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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

GIMP (Free Image Editor) course

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Led by Elvin Mullinger (SyAS), these will be offered as two-part courses (introduction and advanced) with a choice of two different dates. Introduction courses will be from 10:00-14:00 and on either Friday 5 April or Saturday 13 April. The advanced follow-up course will run from 10:00-16:00 and be either Tuesday 16 April or Saturday 4 May. The venue is at the Abinger Research Centre (Hackhurst Lane, Abinger Hammer RH5 6SE). 

Snuffler and geophysics processing course

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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.

Leatherhead test pitting (and open day)

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There will be three weekends for the community to get involved in the test pitting programme at Leatherhead, centred this year around Rowhurst and Teazle Wood, to take place over the first three weekends of May. All test pitting will be in the grounds of either Rowhurst or adjacent Teazle Wood, with Rowhurst serving as a meeting point.

On Monday 6th May, we will be holding an open day event, where the community can simply show up with no prior booking. Activities will be available for children especially, including Saxon re-enactors.

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