2020 excavation Season
June start no longer viable
New dates to be announced
We are currently looking towards August into September
Due to current restrictions the dates cannot be confirmed 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 u/g level training course
See Excavation Diary for a review
of the 2018-19 seasons
The BBC have recently put the last series of Digging for Britain back on
i-player. See episode 3 for filming at Bridge Farm in 2019
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.