Posted on 15th August 2013

RocDam is a Heritage Lottery funded community project based around the Rockbourne Roman Villa and the prehistoric sites at Damerham. The aim is to involve local people, organisations, schools and volunteers in discovering and sharing information about Rockbourne and Damerham. For more details, go to:

Damerham 2013

Posted on 10th August 2013

Plans for this summer’s fieldwork are well-advanced. We intend to be in the field for much of August, with a busy programme involving excavation, geophysical survey, fieldwalking and anything else we have time for. More information will be posted here soon.

2010 Fieldwork

Posted on 2nd July 2010

We'll be returning to Damerham later this summer for more fieldwork. Details will appear here in due course. We'll be continuing with the geophysical surveys, but we'll also be undertaking some intensive fieldwalking (systematic collection of artefacts brought to the surface by the plough); some earthwork survey; and we'll be opening our first excavation trenches. The excavations will be quite small in scope this year - we're concentrating on testing the potential of some of the sites first. Obviously, this will also give us an idea of the logistical and practical issues involved, and help us plan future fieldwork.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered so far. We're looing forward to meeting up with you in August/September and putting you to work.

Kingston University Article

Posted on 8th January 2010

A Kingston University article featuring the Damerham Project after last month's National Geographic news feature.

Ancient Tombs in National Geographic Top Ten

Kingston University article, 8th January 2010

Damerham Included in National Geographic’s Top 10 Archaeology Finds

Posted on 7th December 2009

The Damerham site was included in National Geographic's lineup of the year's most popular archaeology coverage.

Top 10 Archaeology Finds: most viewed of 2010

National Geographic News article, 7th December 2009

CBC Radio Interview

Posted on 16th November 2009

Early this year, Canadian radio station CBC interviewed Dr Helen Wickstead as part of their As It Happens show. The show is now online - to listen to it click on the link below (interview starts around the 6 minute mark).

As It Happens interview