Field schools

Are you interested in getting involved in archaeological fieldwork but you are not a student at the University of Hull? Then the Brodsworth Community Archaeology Project may be for you.

Students out on the field at Brodsworth archaeological field school

The Brodsworth Community Archaeology Project has been running for over 10 years as a field course for students for the Universities of Hull and Sheffield and as a community archaeology project, and we also welcome applications from other individuals.

Brodsworth Field School is designed to provide participants with an introduction to and experience of modern archaeological field skills. It is primarily based on 'hands on' field teaching and experience but will also involve taught 'class room' elements as an introduction to the practical elements.

Fieldwork options

The following options are open to interested people. Please visit these pages for full details:

Catering and accommodation

The field school is based in the grounds of Doncaster University Centre. Accommodation is provided on the excavation campsite. A tent is provided, and there are toilet and shower facilities. All meals are also provided in the fee. Specialist dietary requirements catered for.

Trips are arranged to local shops and supermarkets for those wishing to buy further provisions. The nearby town of Goldthorpe is served by an hourly train service to Sheffield and Leeds.

How to apply

To apply please complete an application form:

Accredited field school application form >

Field school (unaccredited) application form >

The 2015 fieldwork plans

The work planned in each season is always provisional until the fieldwork starts as it depends on the harvesting of crops and the availability of land to investigate.

As well as continuing the field walking and geophysical survey of areas around the study region, several areas of excavations and test pitting will be carried out.

During the 2015 season it is hoped to:

  • Excavation at the site of an enclosure near Scabba Wood
  • Geophysical survey of a number of enclosures near High Melton
  • Excavation at St Helen’s Chapel, Barnburgh
  • Excavations at Wildthrope Deserted Medieval Village

Past Project resources

Please visit the following pages for details of our past work on the Project:

Previous Brodsworth newsletters:

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