Students will take part in excavation and surface and geophysical survey at settlement sites dating from the late prehistoric to historic periods. There are opportunities to visit museums and sites of all periods from the Neolithic to historic. There may also be a chance to take part on archaeological surveys of historic graveyards. Students require no previous experience, but those who wish to broaden their expertise are also welcome. The highly experienced staff will support students in their learning whilst at the same time working together on an important research project.
Students will learn to use a wide range of hand tools, along with site recording methods including drawn plans and sections, written context records, and photography. There will be sampling for environmental analysis and radiocarbon dating, and finds processing. Training will be given in surface survey using an EDM theodolite, and students may take part in geophysical survey using gradiometer and resistivity meters,
The weekly fee includes tuition, camping accommodation, on-site insurance, and meals. Tents may be available to rent. Students must be at least 17 years old to participate.