LANDSCAPE & NON-INVASIVE ARCHAEOLOGY
  • LANDSCAPE & NON-INVASIVE ARCHAEOLOGY

    • ABOUT THE COURSE

      We will use numerous methods to investigate the landscape above and below the topsoil. The theory and practical of modern geophysics techniques, interpreting existing data , photos and historical records will provide an understanding of humans influence on the landscape and vice versa. Sessions include the use of our magnetrometry and resistivity equipment, the results of which will contribute towards the projects aim of surveying large areas of the Parish. No prior experience is necessary , but please bear in mind that there will be outdoor sessions that will often require walking over uneven ground. 

       

      Topics covered include:

      • Aerial photos
      • LiDAR
      • RADAR
      • Maps – estate and historic
      • Records (NHER), libraries, records office
      • On line resources
      • Local knowledge
      • Field walking/metal detecting
      • Magnetrometry surveying
      • Resistivity surveying
      • Thermography
      • Gridding/grid references/GPS/map references
      • Sketching observations/annotations/standard conventions
      • Understanding geology

       

      What to bring:

      • Sturdy boots
      • Wellies without any metal 
      • Clothing – at least one set with no metal (track suit trousers with no eyelets and zips are ideal)
      • Note pad/pens/pencils
      • Waterproofs
      • Water bottle
      • If you have you own laptop please bring it, as it will assist in your research
      • Day sack to carry your equipment.
    • COURSE DATES

      Week 5 - w/c 26th July 2020

    • DURATION

      6 days

    • RATES

      On Site Full - £430 

      On Site Concession - £340 

      Off Site - £290 

    • JOHN HENSBY 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

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    Registered Charity Number 1064553

    Email: enquiries@sharp.org.uk

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