Welcome to the website of the Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group (WAFG).
The WAFG exists as a not-for-profit unit to offer members of the Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society (WANHS), based at the Wiltshire Museum, opportunities to participate in fieldwork across the county of Wiltshire. Our archaeological fieldwork can include excavation, geophysical survey, ground survey (e.g topographic survey), building surveys and field-walking. The WAFG is managed by a group of experienced archaeologists with many varied research interests, everything from prehistoric sites to Cold War archaeology. We can even support you if you wish to manage your own project tailored to your own interests in archaeology.
The WAFG members also assist with excavation and fieldwork projects organised by other bodies, for example with Wessex Archaeology and Broad Town Archaeology. Our members have also taken part in excavations and research at Marden Henge, Vale of Pewsey, led by Doctor Jim Leary of the University of Reading; the Hillfort Atlas Survey, led by the University of Oxford; and the Landscapes of Governance Project, led by Professor Andrew Reynolds of UCL. In addition, the WAFG helps organise the yearly successful Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference, which began in 2012.
We offer and pursue a wide variety of projects concentrating on a wide range of archaeological and historical periods. If fieldwork is not your primary interest, we do carry out a range of post-excavation work including the cleaning, sorting and classifying of finds, writing up of archaeological reports and training days, for example pottery identification and recognition.
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