The community archaeology dig led by our Community Archaeologist, at Lullingstone Roman Villa was a great success. During the 15 days it ran for in July, lots of people took part in the dig itself including two YACs (Young Archaeologist Club) and school groups. A huge amount of work went on behind the scenes to get the dig ready – geophysical and metal-detecting surveys with volunteers in Feb/March to inform excavations undertaken, followed by test pitting in May to inform location of the trench for the dig. Even now the dig has finished, post-excavation activities of registering and archiving the finds continues.
The dig coincided with the Festival of Archaeology and the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the original dig of the Lullingstone Villa. It was implemented in partnership with English Heritage and several local archaeology groups.
A big thank you to all who took part and volunteered their time to make the Lullingstone Dig a great success. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!