Volunteers Required for Geophysical Survey of the Roman City of Wroxeter

Volunteers Required for Geophysical Survey of the Roman City of Wroxeter

August 30th to September 9th 2022 (inclusive)

An exciting new study of the Roman city of Wroxeter, the fourth largest in the Roman province of Britannia, is about to take place and we are looking for a team of 9 volunteers willing to support this work.

Win Scutt Properties Curator (West) of English Heritage is working in partnership Professor Friedrich Lüth of the German Archaeological Institute and Janine Young archaeologist for the National Trust based at Attingham to conduct a new geophysical survey of Wroxeter Roman City using the latest state of the art equipment.

A survey took place in the 1990s revealing a detailed plan of the buried city, but the technology has moved on considerably over the last thirty years and the German Archaeological Institute’s equipment promises to reveal much finer detail. It is also very fast, making it possible to scan a vast area in a short space of time, while connecting to satellite GPS to provide an instant digital map.

We are looking for people who have a keen interest in archaeology, who are energetic, friendly team players and available for an interview via Zoom on Tuesday August 23rd. The project takes place August 30th until September 9th (inclusive of weekends) with compulsory training on the 30th.

You need to be available EVERY day and undertake an early or late shift 8am to 2pm or 2pm to 8pm.

How to apply

If you want to take part in this survey and are available ALL OF THE DATES ABOVE please go to the English Heritage website Wroxeter Roman City Geophysical Survey Volunteer Page https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/support-us/Volunteer/wroxeter_roman_city_geophysical_surveying_volunteer/

Roman West Midlands podcasts

In a series of podcasts for History West Midlands about the Roman West Midlands Dr Roger White of the University of Birmingham tells the story of the early years of Roman rule in central England, how the Roman town of Wroxeter provides a fascinating window into Roman town life, and how the town has become a place of mystery and myth.

Programme 1: Shock and Awe: The Roman Invasion of the West Midlands

Programme 2: Britain’s Pompeii – The Roman town of Wroxeter

Programme 3: Roman Wroxeter – a place of myth & romance

Further podcasts from History West Midlands can be found here: https://historywm.com/podcasts