FAQ

We hope to answer commonly asked questions in this section. If your question is not answered then please e-mail us at haarg@hotmail.co.uk.

Can my children come on a dig ?

If you are a member of HAARG with a family membership, your children can join you on site. You will be fully responsible for the care and behaviour of your children. There will be some limitations on what children will be allowed to undertake depending on the sensitivity and complexity of the archaeology. Please note that archaeological sites may be hazardous for young children. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Young people aged 16 and under 18 years must gain parental/guardian consent before undertaking fieldwork. You may wish to consider contacting the
Young Archaeologist's Club

Can HAARG offer you paid work ?

No. We are an amateur archaeological society and not a professional organisation. We DO NOT employ archaeologists or pay salaries to our officers.

Can I dig and what experience do I need to have ?

Yes you can dig and no experience is necessary. We will train you on how to excavate.

Do I need a trowel?

No, as we will provide a trowel for your first few days.

What should I bring?

Wet weather clothes, sun factor, large hat (depending on the weather), wear sensible shoes or boots plus your own refreshments.

Can I take part in geophysics?

Yes we have our own geophysical equipment and training is available.

What other tasks can I do on site?

Most archaeological techniques are conducted on site. Training can be given in site planning and section drawing, levelling, surveying and the recording of context sheets.

Other concerns.

Disabled members are welcome but some areas of field work may be unsuitable depending on the needs and capabilities of each individual. HAARG has a vulnerable persons policy. More information is available via e-mail to haarg@hotmail.co.uk