Mar 13, 2014 Fieldwork Comments Off
The Sussex School of Archaeology is a new and exciting venture providing archaeology courses to the general public, as well as more specialised training courses for amateur and professional archaeologists. They will run a series of day schools, evening classes and trips, together with practical training courses to suit the interested armchair archaeologist as well as the keen amateur or professional looking to enhance their existing knowledge and skills. The course tutors are all specialists, most of whom recently taught at the University of Sussex and are very experienced in their fields, thus providing excellent archaeological training.
Plumpton Roman Villa was first discovered over 30 years ago and although it has been subjected to geophysical survey and fieldwalking no excavations have been carried out. The excavations this year are designed to investigate plough damage and understand the surviving remains, including dating, which will feed into a symposium to be held at Plumpton College on October 25th 2014, based on Farming Practices and Archaeology.
Various specialist dayschools are also on offer, such as site survey, first aid for finds, planning and section drawing, photography for archaeologists and excavation techniques for beginners. The week long training courses include excavation techniques, context records, recording plans and sections, photography, environmental sampling, finds processing, on-site surveying techniques and geophysical prospecting methods.
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