DIARY OF EVENTS
Dates for 2020
Given the current Corona Virus situation, we have had to cancel or postpone a number of our spring events such as day schools. We are keeping the events listed below under review, dependent on Government advice nearer the time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
28 May - 30 June 2020
We will only be doing one dig at Colemore this year. Dates are now confirmed with the landowner and it will be a little later than usual to avoid a number of conflicting events and Bank Holidays in May. 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.
13-28 July 2020
Alton Big Dig
Last year's Alton Big Dig - 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 current COVID 19 situation we hope to return to Alton before long to carry out some geophysics on a new site. We also intend to hold another Big Dig over this fortnight in late July (to coincide with the British Festival of Archaeology).
13 August - 15 September 2020
Our bigger than usual dig last summer in the village of Stroud near Petersfield in Hampshire produced some startling results and also revealed a new and very interesting site. We aim to organise another large-scale exploration again this year, lasting for 4 weeks, involving geophysics and excavations in two main areas on the Farm.