This year Copped Hall trust and West Essex Archaeological Group are holding three archaeology taster weekends on Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th July; Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th July; and Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th July.
Designed for absolute beginners, this is an opportunity to dig and to handle finds on a ‘live’ site, where you can help with an ongoing investigation into the development, from its medieval beginnings, of a Tudor grand-house and its gardens.
A professional archaeologist will introduce you to methods of excavation and the interpretation of finds. You can expect to spend most of your time actually digging, and a team of supervisors will be available to help you. Attendees can receive introductions to site skills such as planning, surveying, finds handling, and dig recording.
Please refer to the Copped Hall website www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk for details of their activities during July and for more information.
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