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Exeter University offer chance to be Indiana Jones for a week

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 31, 2014

Danielle Wootton, Devon Finds Liaison Officer

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If you have ever wondered what it would be like to become a real life Indiana Jones and work on an archaeological excavation, Exeter University has the answer.

It is offering the opportunity to participate in an excavation on a Roman road.

A limited number of places are being offered to anyone over 18 to participate for one week during the month long excavation which will run from July 7 to August 1.

The cost has been kept to a minimum of £200, and volunteers living in the Teignbridge district will be allowed to participate for free.

This year’s fourth season at Ipplepen will return to the Roman road which was first revealed in 2011– featured on the BBC 2 programme ‘Digging for Britain’.

The area is a complex series of enclosures and structures thought to be part of the largest Romano-British settlement in Devon outside of Exeter.

All participants will receive a full programme of training in excavation and archaeological recording. The working week will be 9am-5pm, Sunday to Friday. Past fieldwork experience is not essential, but participants should be at least 18 years old.

The excavation is funded by the University of Exeter, Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum and Devon County Council.

For more information please contact: Danielle Wootton, Devon Finds Liaison Officer: danielle.c.wootton@exeter.ac.uk

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