The BRP runs an annual Archaeological Field Techniques training school during June and July every year. We offer comprehensive training in modern field skills including archaeological excavation, survey and recording techniques, with the opportunity to participate in post excavation processing of a wide variety of finds and environmental samples. Participants can also take part in archaeological illustration of finds and assist our media department in video recording, editing and social media production.
Bamburgh is unique in British archaeology. It was an Anglo Saxon fortress palace and the principal site of the Kings of Northumbria. The castle rock has been occupied since the Neolithic period, and a continuous stratigraphic sequence spanning at least 5000 years is preserved in our main trench.
We welcome anyone who wants the opportunity to join our experienced staff to get directly involved with this exciting archaeology to gain new skills and new insights into the history of Northumberland.
The 2017 Season promises to be very exciting. We are currently taking bookings for 2017 during June and July. To find out more and to book your place, go to our Field School page.
Open to All
Bamburgh Research Project is open to people aged 12 and over (under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) and we welcome all experience levels, from newcomers to the subject through to professionals. We aim to accommodate special needs or requests where possible.
Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Participants under the age of 18 must get a filming release form signed by their parent or legal guardian prior to arrival. Download BRP Release Form Here: BRP Individual Release Form
We aim to deliver a well rounded archaeological field experience, offering placements to those who wish to gain ‘hands on’ practical knowledge of archaeological field techniques. Basic field technique is covered in the first fortnight of your stay and for participants who stay longer we aim to develop an in-depth understanding of field skills, including excavation, survey, finds processing, recording techniques and post excavation processes.