Norton Priory is pleased to announce that our archaeological excavations will be starting again from 1st May to 26th May 2023, including the Bank Holiday Mondays.
Norton Priory is pleased to announce that our archaeological excavations will be starting again from 1st May to 26th May 2023, including the Bank Holiday Mondays. Dr Patrick Greene OBE, FSA who directed the original excavations in the 1970s and 1980s and Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) staff will be working in partnership with Norton Priory Museum and the University of Nottingham. We will continue the investigation of the potential canons’ burial ground, medieval infirmary and the nineteenth century wing of the Brooke family mansion house.
This years’ dig will also focus on the scientific study of biological remains. We will join forces with scientists at the University of Nottingham to explore paleoproteomics; the analysis of ancient protein sequences preserved within archaeological material. The results of the excavation and the scientific analysis will be used in a community curated temporary exhibition in 2024.
The dig is open to anyone over 16 years of age. Whether you have some experience of digging or you have never been on a dig before full training will be provided by the professional archaeologists.
Places can be booked for 1 week or multiple weeks. Costs are £100 per week and £75 per week for Norton Priory Members.
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