Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire


A new members guide to Leicestershire Fieldwalkers is to be written and when done a new copy will be sent to all members.  We welcome comments on what would be useful to put in the guide and anyone who would like to help revise it would be most welcome!  Please contact us through the contact page on this website.

Leicestershire Fieldworkers committee will also on an updated version of the ‘Community Archaeology – A Fieldworker’s Handbook of Organisation and Techniques’  by Peter Liddle.  This booklet was originally published in 1985 by Leicestershire Museums and sets out in detail how to fieldwalk and is the basic guide in use in the County.  Photocopies of relevant sections can be done and some second hand copies do become available occasionally. It’s still worth reading.   The techniques of fieldwalking are taught on our annual training day held in early October each year. Training in fieldwalking is also available to newly-formed or re-forming fieldwork groups and if you have a group of people who wish to ‘have a go’ we are happy to come out and work with you in the field.  Please contact us.

Supplies for Fieldwalkers

We have some plastic bags and pens for any of the groups to use and they can ask for these (they are free to groups). To contact any committee members, please see our Contact Us page.

Fieldwalking Pro Forma

Fieldwalking Field Access Form (pdf format)

Fieldwalking Diary Sheet (pdf format)

Fieldwalking Analysis Sheet (pdf format)

Fieldwalking Diary Sheet (Word document)

Fieldwalking Field Access Form (Word document)

Fieldwalking Analysis Sheet  (Excel document)

Pottery Identification Guides

Leicestershire Fieldworkers are pleased to host a series of pottery identification guides originally done for the South East Leicestershire Treasure Project and sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other funding bodies details of which can be found at the foot of each sheet.

Finds and Report Illustration

Leicestershire Fieldworkers member Harriet Anne Jacklin, who lives in Leicester, would like to help groups or individuals with finds processing, including drawing them for archiving and publication. Please use the Contact Form on this website if you want to get in touch.  Harriet previously worked for University of Leicester Archaeological Services and is experienced in bone identification.

Examples of Harriet’s work.

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