Free Fieldwork Opportunity (26th July- 17th August)

We are delighted to announce that we still have places available for the third annual Pittencreiff fieldschool. This is a residential school in Dunfermline for all students and recent graduates of archaeology.
Meals and basic lodging are provided. All you need to pay for is your travel!

No experience is necessary as training in excavation, recording and planning techniques will be given. There will also be workshops in osteology, archaeological illustration and Iron Age pottery making. Activities will be centred around a survey of submerged gravestones in the old abbey graveyard, a WWII Polish trench and a 19th Century dovecote. This year we will be working in conjunction with the Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) to excavate a new area of the graveyard. Students who wish to gain experience in a supervisory role should have some previous experience of excavation. (Archaeology Skills Passport approved)

We will be attending the Scottish Crannog Centre’s Iron Age Festival, where we will be running workshops on Iron Age archaeology for the general public. We will stay for 4 days, sleeping in the crannog for one night and camping the rest of the time (tents and travel to and from the crannog are provided). Participants will have the opportunity to shadow experts for a day. This may be available in areas such as blacksmithing, leather working and wood/stone carving. There will be a fee, payable to the expert tutors. More information regarding this opportunity will be available as soon as possible.

There will also be a public feedback and engagement event on the final day of the dig which participants are encouraged to help plan and run.

For more information and to fill in an application form please go to our website at https://digging-deep.scot/pittencrieff2019.html