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Fieldwork Groups Directory

OCTOBER 2019

Please note that this is a pilot based on information submitted by participants at the second KAS Fieldwork Forum. If your group is involved in archaeological fieldwork and would like to be added, please use the form which you will find at: https://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/fieldwork-group-add-to-register

 

Group

Activities*

Recent work

Contact

Website

Canterbury Archaeological Trust

F;V;R;T

Community excavation (Fort Burgoyne)

Talks; Guided walks

Training

Education work with schools

Establishment of new archaeological store at Wincheap

Exhibition (Folkestone Museum)

 

andrew.richardson@canterburytrust.co.uk

http://www.canterburytrust.co.uk/

Discover Roman Otford Project

F;V;R;T

Continued excavation of a large 3rd-4th century villa in the village of Otford & related finds processing

Geophysics related to the same villa

Geophysical survey, excavation & finds processing at Lullingstone Roman villa, in affiliation with the Darent Valley Landscape Partnership

Kevin Fromings

Lynton, Goudhurst Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9JG

 

07415 060283

Kevin.Fromings@kentarchaeology.org.uk

 

Dover Archaeological Group

F;R

The Group has assisted in a voluntary capacity with the KAS excavations at Lees Court, the University of Reading excavations at Lyminge church and with several Canterbury Archaeological Trust projects.

 

Most of the time, however, the group has been engaged in its own research project ‘The Easole and Nonington Landscape Project’, based on the chalk downs between Canterbury and Dover.  Work is focussed on the site of a later medieval manorial complex located near Old St Albans Court at Nonington.

 

Investigations over the last year have been specifically concerned with examining ancillary buildings on the periphery of the main medieval complex and with the excavation of the trackway leading to the complex.

 

Research has also been conducted on the Anglo-Saxon documentary evidence concerning Easole, with a view to determining the extent of the original Anglo-Saxon estate and its relationship to the later medieval manor.

 

Away from Nonington, the Group has done some further salvage recording work at the Romano-British settlement at Dickson’s Corner, Worth, first investigated during the 1970s.

Keith Parfitt, Director of Excavations keithparfitt2@gmail.com

 

Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group (FSARG)

F;V;R;T

Resistivity Surveys.  School visits.

 

Note: Talks are given by Dr Pat Reid.

March: Purging and archiving of the previous years finds.  Identifying and cataloguing of worked flints before archiving.  Visit to Eltham Palace.

June:  Two keyhole pits in back gardens in Faversham near Market Inn, and two in the grounds of Saint Marys school.  These were to provide comparisons for the main summer dig at the Market Inn.  Resistivity survey of the north end of the Faversham Recreation ground and other sites.

July:  A training keyhole pit to introduce new member to archaeological methods.  Main trench of the year at the Market Inn which to expand our dig of the previous year.  This revealed a large pit with evidence of iron working and several pieces of Saxon pottery, a bone comb, a bone pin and 2 beads, one only 2 mm in diameter, the other identical to one found at the Saxon Cemetery discovered when the railway was built in about 1855. 

August: Post-excavation finds processing and recording to enable report writing.

September:  Two more resistivity Surveys one in a large garden, and another in support of research at High Halstow Duck Decoy.

November:  Talk by Pat Reid on our Hunt the Saxons season.

Also several members worked at various time with KAS.

John Clarkstone:  john.clarkstone@outlook.com

07768 129456

 

FSARG c/o The Faversham Society,

10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS

http://www.community-archaeology.org.uk/

MAAG – Maidstone Area Archaeological Group

F;V;R;T

Fieldwork undertaken, currently one day per week,  at East Farleigh, (Sundays)

Some group visits to other sites where fieldwork undertaken, (such as Lullingstone, Otford, Teston, Leas Court etc

Stephen Clifton – 07709 237355

Stephen.clifton@talk21.com

maag.info@virginmedia.com

http://www.maag.btck.co.uk/

Orpington and District Archaeological Society

F;V;R;T

Social events

Outreach

Quarterly newsletter

Ongoing archaeological investigation and research at Scadbury Manor, Chislehurst: 

- regular fieldwork including excavation, surveying, processing of finds, associated research; includes training for new diggers

- some site maintenance (cutting back vegetation)

- working with LB Bromley, Historic England and other stakeholders to secure grant funding for conservation work at the scheduled site

 

Outreach:

- running Fordcroft Roman bath-house public Open Weekend, July;

- running Scadbury Manor public Open Weekend, September;

- pre-booked visits for groups at Scadbury Manor;

- talks to local groups/societies; talks, bookstalls and information at conferences and events

 

Contact details on www.odas.org.uk

 

 

http://www.odas.org.uk/

 

 

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