• BASIC EXCAVATION & RECORDING TECHNIQUES

     

    • ABOUT THE COURSE

      Our Basic Excavation & Recording Techniques (BERT) courses aims to give a comprehensive grounding in the principles and techniques involved in field archaeology. The course is primarily aimed at those who have never dug before, whether they are ‘A’ level students, undergraduates, or those of any age who just have a fascination with the past. It can also be used by those who may feel that they wish to refresh their skills before venturing back on trench again.

       

      The course covers a wide range of subjects involved in the archaeological process; from the aims of archaeology and the terminology used on site through to the specifics of tool and equipment use, excavation, finds and environmental processing and the creation of the drawn, written and photographic record.

       

      The course comprises of short informal on-site seminars in which everyone is encouraged to actively participate, along with on-site practical experience where students participate fully in the day-to-day progress of our main excavation. Supervisors endeavour to ensure as much experience on trench as possible.

       

      As part of the course, all students will receive a BAJR (British Archaeological Jobs Resource) archaeology skills passport. The passport is an excellent way of recording (and demonstrating) personal archaeological skills and experience.  

    • COURSE DATES

      W/c 28th June, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th July 2020

    • DURATION

      6 days

    • RATES

      On Site Full - £430  

      On Site Concession - £340 

      Off Site - £290

    • JOHN HENSBY MEMORAIL BURSARY

      The John Hensby Memorial Bursary was established in 2012 to fund two subsidised places annually for diggers who would not otherwise have the opportunity to excavate for financial reasons. 

      If you wish to apply for the 2020 Bursary, please write a short statement, including the following:

      - the reasons why you wish to apply

      - the reasons why you believe you are eligible for the Bursary

      - whether you wish to undertake a course or be an on-site volunteer

      Send your application to bookings@sharp.org.uk by 1st March 2020. Successful applicants will be notified in early May. 

    £290.00Price
    COURSE FEES
    WEEK

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