Excavation Opportunities

Archeoscan is offering the opportunity to excavate at various interesting archaeological sites throughout the year.  We have recently surveyed a number of sites in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. We currently have a number of sites for excavation generally from April to October each year.


Please see the Digging Dates page for those sites that are open for booking


Dig for a Day (or more)




We will normally be on site from Sunday to Thursday each week of the dig weather permitting (check individual site details)





Slimbridge, Gloucestershire (01 May to 05 June)

We will be returning to Slimbridge in Gloucestershire  You may recall that we conducted an initial evaluation on this site in 2020 and then a more extensive excavations in 2021 and 2022.  We uncovered evidence for a large Roman stone building with further evidence of underfloor heating and a possible bath suite.  This was all superimposed on a background of an Iron Age settlement.  This year we intend to carry on from where we left off last year and continue to explore the Roman

buildings on the site.


The dates that we still have available for this site are:



Monday 01st /02nd May & Thursday 04th May.

Sunday 07th May to Thursday 11th May.

Sunday 14th  May to Thursday 18th May.

Sunday 28th May to Thursday 01st  June.

Monday 05th June.


Contact us to book a place



Guiting Power (25 June to 20 July)

Bookings open 

In 2023 we will continue at Guiting Power, Gloucestershire (near Bourton-on-the-Water) on selected dates in June/July.  We conducted an initial evaluation on this site in 2021, and a larger dig in 2022, and uncovered the remains of a Medieval manor and its associated outbuilding complex and we are returning to this site this year to conduct a larger scale excavation on the footprint of the main manor house building.

The dates that we have available for ths site are

Sunday 25th June to Thursday 29th June

Sunday 02nd July to Thursday 06th July

Sunday 09th July to Wednesday 12th July

Sunday 16th July to Thursday 20th July


Contact us to book a place


Other sites will be available during the year



To be placed on the mailing list email us.


We notify the mailing list of dig opportunities before they are relased on the website so contact us to hear of the digs at the earliest opportunity


There may be some short notice opportunities that will be notified to the mailing list first


Digs are very popular and places sell very quickly

How to Book a Dig

Please contact us on archeoscan@hotmail.co.uk or digenquiries@archeoscan.com.


Provisional bookings for digs will be confirmed by email along with a Participant's Charter detailing where the dig is and what to expect on the day.


Places will be confirmed on the dig on receipt of advance payment.



Excavations are subject to the vagaries of the weather and agricultural regimes.  We will attempt to give plenty of notice in the event of any variation to the planned digging dates.  In the event of poor weather refunds will be made in accordance with the cancellation policy that will be sent with your booking.

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