Caherconnell Archaeological Field School (CAFS) was set up in 2010 with a vision for providing unforgettable archaeological experiences in the unique Burren region. In partnership with the National university of Ireland in Galway we aim to provide the very best archaeological education as well as a cultural element which sees students interact with the people of the area daily. Your experience here will see you work with some of Ireland’s best archaeologists during the day and some of Ireland’s finest conversationalists at night!
The Caherconnell experience is one which will not be soon forgotten and one which will allow students to experience the very best of Irish archaeology and culture all at once. Here you will get the chance to excavate Caherconnell Fort, one of the best preserved forts in the entire Burren. The story of Caherconnell is a complex one and each excavation brings us closer to unravelling the secrets of this extraordinary site. Caherconnell is the ideal place for anyone who wishes to learn the skills of Archaeology in a professional manner where academic credit is provided.
Course Dates and Fees 2015:
Levels 1 & 2 Introduction & Intermediate Archaeological Excavation
June 1st – June 26th 2015
July 13th – August 7th 2015
Introduction to Archaeological Excavation (Level1)
June 1st – June 12th 2015
June 29th – July 10th 2015 – FULLY BOOKED
July 13th – July 24th 2015
Intermediate Archaeological Excavation (Level2)
June 15th – June 26th 2015
July 27th – August 7th 2015
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing & dates- This course may be taken on its own or as part of a six week course with Introduction & Intermediate Archaeological Excavation (Levels 1 & 2). Credits for a 6 Week Combined Course are as follows – 18 ECTS or 9US Credit Hours.
* Returning students requiring different dates, please email email@example.com
Details of all the above courses can be found at:
The course fees include the following:
Tuition/Accommodation/Transport to and from the site daily/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Tea break/Day trip around the Burren to visit some of the area’s most unique sites. (In the case of the 4 week course a second day trip has been added)
Tuition for the 2 week courses includes the following:
Site layout/Cutting preparation/Trowelling techniques/On-site sample processing/Artefact recovery/Feature excavation/The recording system/Use of the automatic level/Context sampling/Excavation photography/Context recording/Section and profile drawing/Plan drawing/Equipment use/Primary post-excavation procedures
Tuition for the 4 week courses includes the following:
Site layout/Cutting preparation/Trowelling techniques/On-site sample processing/Artefact recovery/Feature excavation/The recording system/Use of the automatic level/Context sampling/Excavation /photography/Context recording/Section and profile drawing/Plan drawing/Equipment use/Primary post-excavation procedures/Washing artefacts/Numbering artefacts/Basic conservation/Artefact illustration/Artefact cataloguing/Artefact photography/Data entry and analysis/Sample washing/Sample sieving and flotation/Inking up excavation drawings/Digitising excavation drawings
Academic Credits are allocated as follows:
2 week courses: 6ECTS x 2 = 6ECTS / 3 US credit hours
4 week course: 6ECTS x 2 = 12ECTS / 3 US credit hours x 2 = 6 US credit hours
For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Claire on 00353 65 7089999
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