The newly-formed Stour Valley Community Archaeology Group is set for its first dig at Goldingham Hall in Bulmer tomorrow.
A grant of £2,500 from the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley Environmental Fund helped fund the excavation, which will begin with a three-day community dig.
Former Time Team archaeologist Dr Carenza Lewis and members of Access Cambridge Archaeology will be helping out this weekend.
“We are revisiting two trenches where we want to learn more,” said group member Laure Bonner.
“We have finds dating back to the Mesolithic period right through to modern times so we are trying to paint a picture of what’s been happening at this site.”
The first day will be dedicated to Mick Matthews, a local amateur archaeologist whose widow Marilyn donated his equipment to the group.
The second half of the excavation will take place from Friday, May 30, to Sunday, June 1.
The final day be an open event where visitors can come and watch, have a go and see what has been found.