Field Archaeology Course Info and Application forms.

The cost of the course is £500 for the two weeks.

In order to book a place on our course you will need to fill in the Training-Application-Form, fill in the health a safety questionnaire and pay 50% of the total cost (nonrefundable £250) before June 1st. The application form and questionaire must be emailed to excavations@culverproject.co.uk.

The course will last 2 weeks, from 11th  to 21st June. Additional weeks of volunteering and camping available at £50 per week (camping and dig fees included).

The course programme is as follows : Training-Application-Form

Monday:

  • Introduction: Culver Archaeological Project.
  • Health & Safety on sites and Risk Assessments.
  • Lifting.
  • Tools & equipment; what we use and how we use them.
  • Spoil heaps: how we manage them, (they are a risk in their own right).
  • On site machinery: role of a banksman.

Tuesday:

  • Site excavation; the theory and practical session on the site

Wednesday:

  • Finds processing: how we clean and record artefacts.
  • Finds processing: hands-on practice.
  • Site Photography: the formats we use, aerial photography, drones.

Thursday:

  • Site surveys: how to set out site and survey grids using tapes, dumpy levels, total station.

Friday:

  • Geophysics: Resistivity and Magnetometry.

Monday:

  • Landscape: how to identify archaeology in the landscape.
  • Site formations: how we end up with buried archaeology.
  • GIS in Archaeology.

Tuesday:

  • Standing Vernacular buildings: recognition and recording.

Wednesday:

  • Environmental sampling: how & why, the complete process, including a practical flotation session.

Thursday:

  • Site recording: how & why we record, including site drawing and context recording

NB The order of the programme may alter due to availability of tutors on specific days and weather conditions on site.

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