2012 Season and Discovering Dumfries and Galloway’s Past

Our 2012 season will run from Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th September 2012.

Our aims are to complete the survey in the field that we’ve been working in, which has a concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments. Since we know that a Roman temporary camp, palisaded homestead settlement and rectilinear enclosure have been recorded a short distance to the northeast of Lochbrow, on the opposite side of the River Annan, we are particularly interested in the the cropmarks of two palisaded enclosures and a ring-ditch that are less than 300m to the south of the site. We are excited to begin surveying that southern area this season. This area is archaeologically rich and our wider landscape-based project will enable the team to put the archaeological features in their wider context.

We will be working with volunteers from Discovering Dumfries and Galloway’s Past and are looking to recruit further volunteers, particularly from the Universities of York, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, as we have ties closest to those institutions.

If you’re studying archaeology or a related discipline at any university and would like hands-on fieldwork experience in archaeological survey and geophysics, we’d love to hear from you!

Places are limited, but we can offer accommodation and subsistence, transport to/from site, and possibly transport from your location to Lochbrow.

Email us or leave a comment here if you’re interested in volunteering.

We are also delighted to be working in association with Discovering Dumfries and Galloway’s Past, a major community-lead research project funded by the Scottish Government and The European Community, Dumfries and Galloway Leader 2007-2013; The Crichton Foundation and The University of Glasgow. We are excited to be working with volunteers from DDGP at our 2012 season.

If you have a passion for your local community’s heritage and want to get involved, you should definitely check out their blog and get in touch with the Development Officer, Giles Carey.

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