2020 excavation Season
6 weeks in June/July
firm dates awaited
Monday - Saturday 9.30 - 5.30
See our 'How to Join' page for volunteering or training course details
See Excavation Diary for review of the 2019 season
on Digging for Britain, BBC4 9pm - December 4th
and then on i-player
A visit by the 'Digging for Britain' flim crew to the site was followed in September by Rob being interviewed by Alice Roberts.
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.