2020 excavation CanCELLED
It is with great regret that we have decided that given the prevailing situation it is not practical to run an excavation at Bridge Farm this year.
The dig planned for 2020 will be carried forward to 2021
We are sorry we will not see you this summer but look forward to welcoming you to Bridge Farm next year.
It is not possible to give any firm dates for 2021 at this time.
We will post new dates here and email participants as soon as circumstances allow.
See our 'How to Join' page for volunteering opportunities and our undergraduate level training course
See Excavation Diary for a review
of the 2018-19 seasons
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2011-2019 slide presentation
The 2019 season saw the Culver Project return to the centre of our defended Romano-British settlement, Trench 7, to further investigate the features we uncovered in 2018. Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers and students, the two year's efforts revealed multiple post holes, large intercutting pits and possible hearths/kilns within Roman layers of the site that are full of a wide variety of Roman period pottery. The coins so far identified suggest the main phase of this area to be 2nd-3rd century.
2019 saw the pits grow deeper and larger with further excavation and two massive 1m wide postholes with substantial flint and chalk packing discovered adjacent to the road. More decorated Samian pottery, and fibula brooches were collected helping to paint the picture of life in the Sussex Ouse valley in the Roman period.
During the dig we were visited by a film crew from BBC4's 'Digging for Britain' followed by an interview session with Rob and Alice Roberts.
Check i-player as may still be available.