The Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) is a multi-period archaeological research project located in the heart of Scotland. The University of Glasgow runs an archaeological training field school as part of this project.
This field school offers high quality training in a range of essential archaeological field techniques (including excavation, topographic survey, landscape recording and artefact handling). Evening lectures and field trips are also part of this learning experience. Since 2007 we have trained over 250 students.
As part of the SERF project this field school provides a unique opportunity to take part in an internationally significant large-scale research project with prehistoric and early medieval dimensions, joining a team of academics, specialists and students from across Scotland and beyond.
In 2015 SERF will run the field school around two main excavations: one will explore evidence from the complex early Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual landscape at Leadketty and the other will investigate an Iron Age hill fort located in the heart of Dunning, which became a powerful Thanage in the medieval ages.
SERF offers evening lectures, activities and day trips.
Academic credit: 20 SCOTCAT credits (equal to 10 ECTS credits or 5 US/Canadian credits) option is available.