Community Archaeology on Kenley Airfield
July 16, 2018 9:00 AM - July 25, 2018 3:30 PM
Group 1 (16th -18th) is booked – there are still spaces available for GROUP 2 (23rd – 25th)
We will be returning to the area we investigated last year to get an even better picture of how it would have functioned during World War II – we’re even hoping to excavate the arm of the blast pen in order to find out how it was constructed!
You will get the chance to excavate features, make reconstruction drawings of the remaining footings and help us in revealing hidden archaeology. Furthermore you will get the opportunity to take part in workshops to learn more about artefact handling and map progression to consolidate your learning. During the whole event we will have professional archaeologists onsite who will share their knowledge with you.
There will be two groups on offer: 16 – 18 July and 23 – 25 July. If you would like to take part please sign up to either Group 1 (Monday 16 July) or Group 2 (Monday 23 July). Please note that due to fairness and popularity, we would expect volunteer’s to attend one group and participate for all 3 days including attending a mandatory health and safety induction on the 1st day. Places are free and available on a first come first served basis so please do ensure you can commit to the duration of the dig.
Please note that the community archaeology will include physical tasks that may require you to work at ground level along with digging activities, please remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. You must also be over 18 to participate.