2016 will see the Discovering Dorchester team return to the Dorchester on Thames allotments trench to continue down through the archaeology of the Roman ‘small town.’ Dorchester is a key site in English, and indeed British, history, being one of few sites in the country where settlements dating from the late Iron Age (100 BC – AD 43), the Roman, and the Anglo-Saxon periods can be explored, largely unobscured by later development.
A two-week undergraduate field school and two one-week public field schools will give participants the chance to work on an active research project, whilst being given tuition in all key practical archaeological skills. These will include excavating and recording by context, drawing sections and plans, using a Dumpy Level and Total Station to plot finds, and washing and processing ‘bulk’ and ‘small-finds’. These skills will be taught in group sessions and individually by experienced supervisors. There will also be seminars given on other aspects of excavation by experts, on topics such as stratigraphy, archaeological photography, animal bone and pottery analysis, and the wider archaeology and history of the region, to put the site in context.
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Dec 01, 2016 0Archaeological work beside the River Wensum in Norfolk has...