A Conversation for Archaeologists

Have Trowel, Will Travel

Post 1


The alternative means of getting into field archaeology is simple, do volenterr stuff at weekends, apply to compnies in Ireland for a job, get said job and ship ove. I went over for a 3month contract and 18months later i'm still digging

Kaila Tharsdatter

Have Trowel, Will Travel

Post 2

Sarah, her trowel, her webpage and her dream

The problem is finding weekend volunteer excavations. Majority of the excavations I come across are only a few weeks (possibly a couple of months long max) and often cost a lot of money.

Have Trowel, Will Travel

Post 3


Have a look at http://www.ukarchaeology.org.uk/ for information on archaeological digs in the UK. Some of them are bound to want weekend diggers.


Have Trowel, Will Travel

Post 4

Sarah, her trowel, her webpage and her dream

Thing is most of the excavations we list on the site (in fact just about all of them) are field schools etc. Weekend excavations are few and far between and tend not to be advertised because the local societies that do them feel they have enough help.

Have Trowel, Will Travel

Post 5

Sir KyL

A great Source of information on dig sites is found at http://www.archaeology.org

It is a wonderful magazine for individuals interested in archaeology...

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