Whilst current restrictions are in place it is impossible to be definitive about the 2021 Season other than to say that
we plan to have one!
We hope to have an 8 week dig through June and July and run 2 training courses
We really look forward to seeing you at Bridge Farm before too long.
We will post dates for 2021 here and notify our email list as soon as circumstances allow.
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CAP would like to thank the HLF Heritage Recovery fund for the generous grant that has supported us through the COVID 19 Pandemic.
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
2020: Excavation cancelled but research carried on - see publications page for the newly posted 2014 Post-Ex Report
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.