Community Archaeology Dig 2019
July 23, 2019 9:00 AM - July 25, 2019 3:30 PM
Once again, Kenley Revival Project will be hosting an archaeology dig, inviting volunteers to join us in excavating the hidden features of Kenley Airfield as part of the Festival of Archaeology. Last year, we uncovered gunning placements, foundations of huts and investigated the structure of our blast pens.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will help us to investigate key heritage features on Kenley Common as part of the historic airfield. You will have the chance to work alongside MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and Historic England.
This year we will be excavating the features along Whyteleafe Bank, looking at slit trenches and another set of gunning placements.
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.
Please note that due to fairness and popularity, all volunteers MUST attend for all 3 days including attending a mandatory health and safety induction on the first 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.
Once you have signed up you will be contacted shortly after with the further details of the dig and the timetables for the event.