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Location: Kings John’s Palace and the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire
Dates: 12-16 October 2020
Cost: £200 per person
Age:
Training / Experience: Should have prior archaeological experience, either as a student, volunteer, or professionally.
Accommodation: No
Organization: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC
Name: Andy Gaunt or Sean Crossley
Address: Staffordshire House, Beechdale Road, Nottingham, NG8 3FH
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07512 845 291
Web: http://mercian-as.co.uk/training_days.html#toposurvey2020

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Topographic survey training
Topographic survey training [Image: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC]

In archaeology the ability to measure the location of a site, artefact, or earthwork is essential.

Nowadays many archaeological sites use either GPS or Total Station for site survey. Differential GPS can record points of circa 1cm accuracy levels in three dimensions, and can also allow real time on the fly measurements to be taken allowing large areas of land to be surveyed. The total station is an electronic theodolite and Electronic Distance Measurer that records point locations by measuring distance and angles.

This course will teach the required skills that are used on excavations and other sites for locating features using GPS and total Station. It will also go further to enable participants to learn the complex skills of archaeological topographic survey, recording a site with a combination of both objective and subjective survey methods.

The Topographic Survey Training day course aims to help participants learn about the theory, science, uses, methods, logistics, deployment, data collection, data processing, and reporting, behind archaeological topographic surveying.

The course will include a mixture of classroom and field based working. This is a field based training course consisting of hands-on experience backed up by some work in a classroom style environment. YOU will undertake the work in a group and collect real data in the field.

For more information about this course, visit the course website here.

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