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Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool 2019

King John's Palace, Main Road, King's Clipstone, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9BT

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Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool 2019

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9 July - 2 August 2019  I  12 - 16 August 2019  I  19 - 23 August 2019
Location: King's Clipstone
Price: £250 per person 

 

This is not an ordinary fieldschool - this is a ‘Training Fieldschool’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest…

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2019 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the

Archaeological Skills Passport.

 

Archaeological Training FieldSchool 2019:

This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger.

For those wishing to develop their skills, for students and post-graduates seeking to fulfill the experience requirements of their courses… for those wishing to pursue a career in archaeology, or improve their knowledge to give them the edge at work… for those looking to acquire cross-transferable skills… for volunteer diggers wishing to raise their game, impress their friends, and increase their enjoyment of archaeology and heritage through a greater skill set and knowledge base…. through to people simply wishing to learn for the love of learning…

Everyone is welcome… no previous knowledge or experience is required…

 

As well as the above all school attendees will receive the following:

All techniques are taught and experienced throughout the week, with hands on training from our Archaeological experts. Every attendee will learn to excavate, draw sections and plans, and fill in context sheets and paperwork.

Delegates will undertake workshops in surveying including:

Measuring and recording heights with a dumpy level

Laying out a trench in the field from co-ordinates

3 dimensional surveying with a total station

Hands on learning and training is supplemented with seminars covering many of the subjects listed above -providing the theory behind the practice.

All attendees will receive a welcome pack with room for all handouts from lectures.

This course is suitable for people of all archaeological abilities from beginner wishing to take their first step, to experienced diggers wishing to take the next step, and from university students and post-graduates needing more experience, to retired people wanting to fulfill a life’s ambition… all are welcome and will be treated equally… the experience is tailored to the individual through hands on personal supervision.

Lunchtime demonstrations:

Prehistoric Technologies:

Pot-boiler stone making,

flint-knapping

Pottery identification

Field Days include lunch provided by our field caterers which will be eaten in our welfare area in the field.

A tuck shop is also available for snacks and drinks to be bought throughout the day.

On-site toilet facilities are provided along with welfare tents.

All equipment is provided, although you are welcome to bring you own trowels etc (more details when you have booked).

As well as all the above you will learn about the history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest, and also about the designed royal hunting landscape and Palace at its heart. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC run the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project and are at the leading edge of research into this landscape of legends…

Please visit our website via the links above for further information 

Guide Prices

£250 per person

Opening Times

Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool 2019 (19 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019)

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