Community archaeology in
Hampshire, UK


Provisional activities for 2021

The COVID-19 situation required us to cancel most of our planned activities in 2020.  Now that it appears that restrictions are coming to an end soon, we are planning during March what we can undertake this year.

Please note that, unless otherwise  stated, all events are for members of Liss Archaeology only.

For membership information, further information and to volunteer to help with events, please contact us by email at lissarchaeology@gmail.com

21 April 2021

Annual General Meeting (by Zoom call)

Because of the ongoing COVID restrictions the Committee have decided that the Annual General Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom at 7.00pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021.  All members are asked to note this date in their diaries.  Details of how to join the meeting and a copy of the final agenda will be emailed nearer the time to all who have paid their annual subscriptions.

The draft minutes of last year's AGM can be seen here.

Any member wishing to submit a proposal for the agenda should do so by email to lissarchaeology@gmail.com by no later than 14 April please.

July 2021 (exact dates to be agreed with Town Council)

Alton Big Dig

The Alton Big Dig in 2019 - our first - was a great success.  In the Public Gardens we found archaeology ranging from the Romano-British period through Tudor, Civil War and Victorian eras up to the Second World War. Over 600 visitors were shown around the site during the Dig and some 120 children took part in the children's activities.

Subject to the COVID 19 restrictions we hope to continue our exploration in Alton in July (to coincide with the British Festival of Archaeology). We also hope to work on new sites there, subject to a meeting with Alton Town Council in early April.

August/September 2021

Stroud Exploration

We have been exploring the mainly Romano-British archaeology in the village of Stroud (near Petersfield in Hampshire) for the last 5 years with great success.  Our focus this year in the summer, subject to meetings with the Farm's owners after Lockdown, is to continue doing geophysics and excavations on two main sites where we have started excavating more previously unknown Romano-British structures. We hope to announce dates in April.

To be confirmed after end of Lockdown

Colemore Dig

Colemore is near Farringdon in Hampshire and has been our major exploration site for the last decade. Previous geophys surveys and digs have revealed a complex of archaeology features and finds, mostly Romano-British but some dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, including ditches, enclosures, buildings and evidence of metal manufacture.

Although COVID-19 lockdown has prevented a Spring dig in 2021, we hope to confirm during March whether a dig is feasible later in the year.


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