The Colemore Project Spring Excavation

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Colemore Excavation [Image: Liss Archaeology]

Colemore is in the west of the South Downs National Park with a fascinating buried landscape of past rural settlement. Eleven seasons of excavations, test pits, desk-based research and geophysical survey reveal a complex settlement of enclosures and habitation dating mainly to the Romano-British (RB) with glimpses of the Iron Age (IA). Buildings include a ‘villa rustica’ with internal and external corridors, a possible tower at the southern end and known length to date being 25m+. The site has an RB fresh water management system, iron production and working plus an IA ladder style field system. Several large trenches are planned.

Tea/coffee provided at start of day and all breaks. Compost toilets. Training is available in all aspects of archaeology, all skills levels welcome.

Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome to take part. From 18 to 80’s, all abilities. Activities include excavation, finds processing, sieving, soil analysis, recording, planning and drawing plus surveying – professional standards.  On-site archaeology education. Students are encouraged to experience community-based, volunteer archaeology with a friendly group of like-minded people. Booking/further info www.lissarchaeology.uk

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