A voluntary archaeological group for the Horsham District.

All new members welcome with or without archaeological experience.

New projects always considered.

Up and coming events

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2020

Cancellation of activities and talks due to Covid-19 (although these are just postponed we hope)

The Government have confirmed that no indoor leisure activities can take place until after 4th July at the earliest. Even this date is under review and will be put back if necessary. Controls and risk management for outdoor events are just beginning to be thought about, so we will will not be planning any of these until the situation is much clearer.

We have therefore cancelled all talks and dayschool programmed in before the summer break. 
These included:
  • Wed 15th April Luke Barber's talk on the Bishopstone tidemills project .
  • Wed 13th May, Daryl Holter (Sussex police heritage crime advisor) talk on local heritage crime and how it is tackled
  • Sat 27th June. David Bone's dayschool on 'Geology for Archaeologists'

Meanwhile here's wishing you all the best - keep healthy!


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Future field work opportunities

HDAG has various activities planned in 2020 and volunteers are welcome —  just email and let us know which activities you are interested in.

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New Information
Rackham woods
The RSPB has been clearing shrubby birch encroaching on Bronze Age barrows in Rackham Woods.
Our survey work of the barrows is hoped to continue later in 2020.
More details to be announced.

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Henfield area excavation -
dates to come

We plan to investigate the course of a Roman road by digging a couple of trenches in a field near Henfield, West Sussex. We will also carry out geophys surveys. No experience required. This dig will offer a chance to learn the basics. Places may be limited so please register your interest.