Following the success of the May 2013 excavations, Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) is returning to Clare Country Park in September for a five day programme of community excavations to continue exploring what was found earlier in the year, particularly focusing on the possible cemetery area. As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Managing a Masterpiece project in the Stour Valley, ACA will be looking to se if there is any trace of a church in the vicinity of the burials found in May, and whether there is any further evidnece of perhistoric activity also found in the area. The excavations will take place from Monday 9th September to Friday 13th September 2013.
ACA are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to gain experience of a sustained period of participation on the September excavations in Clare. People with or without experience are welcome to apply to take part. Volunteers need to be aged 16 or over and to be available to participate in all five days of the excavation.
For further information and to download an application form please visit the ACA website – http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/aca/clarecastle.html
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 16th August 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered unless places are still available.
Please note that there is a limited number of places available. We will offer reserve places in the event of oversubscription. Reserve volunteers will be contacted if places become available. The allocation of places will be confirmed by e-mail on Monday 19th August 2013.
You can read more about the other discoveries at Clare Castle in May on the ACA blog here. For extra photos and information see also the Managing a Masterpiece page on the Clare Castle excavation, and watch the video below.