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News about the project is distributed to members via the Caistor Clarion, an email newsletter that normally goes out approximately once a month (and more frequently if there is a lot going on). News of wider public interest is also posted here.

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Caistor Clarion






The initial Excavation Team places are now filled due to an overwhelming response.


We are now accepting applications from those who want to be placed on the reserve list. Please note this is only for people who are able to volunteer for one or more FULL periods. If you wish to be placed on a reserve list to join the Excavation Team, please complete the Reserve Excavation Team Application form.


Do you want to dig but can't commit to full time? Join our Support Team where a few places might be available for odd days.









We Need Your Support


Archaeology isn't just about lost cities, exotic travel and digging up the world, um...well sometimes it is! We also need committed individuals to help with a wide range of activities which might include sieving, recording, helping with environmental samples, pot washing and refreshment duties. If you want to get involved please complete the Support Team Application form.


This year’s summer dig will run from 18 August to 2 September 2018 and priority will be given to those who can commit to excavate for at least 8 consecutive days (with one day off). To ensure we achieve the highest standards of excavation on this important site, it is essential to maintain continuity within the team. To do this, we have decided to split the applications into an Excavation Team (you’ll be digging) and those who wish to be Support Team members. Priority will be given to those who commit to full-time excavation for at least one of the two available periods.


Period One is from 18 August to 25 August 2018


Period Two is from 26 August to 2 September 2018


There will be a waiting list for those people who cannot commit full-time to Period One or Two of the excavation, but still wish to excavate. Please note that priority will be given to those who commit to full periods. If you wish to join the Support team you can choose the days, you are available.


Please complete either the Excavation Only Application Form for Period One and/or Period Two (if you are applying to dig) or the Support Only Application Form if you want to choose individual days, here you will also be able to choose if you want to be placed on the excavation waiting list.


This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a free excavation on a potentially exciting site we therefore ask that everyone honour their commitment to the project during their chosen excavation period (s).


Limited opportunities should be available to camp on site, with shower and toilet facilities, so please let me know if you are interested when you return the application form.


If you wish to join us, please complete the application  below and return to ASAP and no later than the 3 August 2018.


Reserve Excavation Team Application Form


Support Team Application Form


Please Note

The application forms are Word Documents. You will need to download and save and then open the document in Word before completion.