This year the University of Leicester will embark on the final excavation season at Burrough Hill, the finest example of a large univallate hillfort in Leicestershire, which has protected status as a ScheduledMonument. The final season will involve excavation of areas both in and outside the hillfort.
Participants will receive a full programme of training from highly qualified professionals, including archaeological excavation techniques, planning and section-drawing, site surveying, photography and completion of written site records. In addition, time will be spent processing and cataloguing finds from the site.
Ideally the field school is looking for individuals to commit to a full week (either Monday June 23 – Friday June 27 incl. or Monday June 30 – Friday July 4 incl.) and attendance is capped at 10 people per week (so 20 volunteers in all). Accommodation would be an additional cost but there are plenty of possible places to stay in the local area (details available on request).
Nov 21, 2014 0The Staffordshire Hoard is a glittering reminder of the...