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  • Work with the Human Remains (HR) Team and other HR volunteers on-site at Sedgeford. This opportunity is open to those who have previously completed a Human Remains course with SHARP (either an on-site or off-site course), or equivalent course elsewhere.

    If you have no previous experience, it is a requirement to enrol on SHARP’s off-site course (Gloucester venue). You would then be able to participate as a HR volunteer at Sedgeford for any/all of the allocated weeks (subject to availability). You can book your place on a course and as a HR volunteer at the same time. Please click here for information on SHARP's HR course.

    If you are unsure whether your previous experience is equivalent to a SHARP HR course, please do make a booking enquiry and the HR Team can discuss this with you.


    Examples of work that may take place:

    -    Recording of disarticulated human bone

    -    Data checking of articulated skeleton recording

    -    Dental and pathology data entry from skeletal records

    -    Investigation of groups of burials with respect to intercutting and disarticulated bone

    -    Scanning and cataloguing of photographs from the 1996 – 2007 excavations, donated by volunteers who took part in the excavations

    -    Photography of skeletal remains for monograph publication and development of an online HR course


    If you are interested in helping with a specific aspect of the HR work, please indicate this at the time of booking and we will try to accomodate personal preference where possible.


    Please note that this is not a course on Human Remains and there will be no specific training provided during the week. It is therefore essential that you have either taken one of SHARP's Human Remains courses before attending. Alternatively, we will accept volunteers that have experience and training provided through an accredited Osteology course at a university.


    The first day of each volunteer week will include a skeletal anatomy refresher session and an introduction to the SHARP recording forms and recording systems for human remains

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