Your handy guide to SHARP Season 23

We love our new website, but thought you might like to see a quick summary of what's on the SHARP menu for 2018. Read on and bookmark this post to use when you're making your plans for the next summer (recommended by 9.5 out of 10 archaeologists as the most effective way to stay warm over winter... ok, we made that up).

Or just book now! Prices will go up for the first time in three years on 1 January (i.e. quite a big jump) so get in now for the financial reward and smug feeling that comes with getting your life organised nice n' early...

2018 SHARP Summer Season 23 - Diary Dates

Field-walking

Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018

Set-up week (supervisory team members only)

Monday 25 June to Thursday 28 June 2018

Induction Day (supervisory team members only)

Friday 29 June 2018

Week 1 - Sunday 1 July to Friday 6 July 2018

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

BERT course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

BERT is our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course, a must for every new arrival at SHARP, unless you've done a course or three weeks somewhere else. It's a full-on week of learning, gaining new skills and making new friends and you'll leave with a BAJR passport so you can show off your new knowledge wherever you go.

Further information and book here

Week 2 - Sunday 8 July to Friday 13 July 2018

Unlocking Sedgeford's medieval past - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

This new course will combine documentary research with hands-on data collection in order to understand a historic building and record it accurately. A guaranteed good time for everyone who loves a beautiful old building (and who doesn't).

Further information and book here

BERT course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

BERT is our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course, a must for every new arrival at SHARP, unless you've done a course or three weeks somewhere else. It's a full-on week of learning, gaining new skills and making new friends and you'll leave with a BAJR passport so you can show off your new knowledge wherever you go.

Further information and book here

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

Week 3 - Sunday 15 July to Friday 20 July 2018

Environmental archaeology course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

Learn about the flora and fauna that have accompanied human activity and the environmental conditions that have prevailed over the centuries at Sedgeford through a mix of theory and hands-on examination of evidence. Guaranteed to satisfy every lab rat, though we can't promise actual rats.

Further information and book here

BERT course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

BERT is our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course, a must for every new arrival at SHARP, unless you've done a course or three weeks somewhere else. It's a full-on week of learning, gaining new skills and making new friends and you'll leave with a BAJR passport so you can show off your new knowledge wherever you go.

Further information and book here

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

Week 4 - Sunday 22 July to Friday 27 July 2018

An Introduction to Human Remains - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

This popular and long-running course is the perfect way to enter the fascinating world of the human skeleton and what it can tell us about past people and the lifestyle they led. No previous knowledge is needed and all materials are supplied. Come and learn just how amazing the bones you carry around inside you really are.

Further information and book here

BERT course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

BERT is our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course, a must for every new arrival at SHARP, unless you've done a course or three weeks somewhere else. It's a full-on week of learning, gaining new skills and making new friends and you'll leave with a BAJR passport so you can show off your new knowledge wherever you go.

Further information and book here

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

Week 5 - Sunday 29 July to Friday 3 August 2018 (OPEN DAY - Sunday 29 July)

An Introduction to Photogrammetry - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

This brand-new course will cover state-of-the-art techniques in the digital recording and 3D reconstruction of archaeological sites with both theory and practical exercises. Suitable for everyone from keen beginners up to those already working in the heritage sector. Get in early to avoid fighting SHARP team members for a place.

Further information and book here

Further studies in Human Remains - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

Building on the introductory course, this 5-day course will cover topics such as the juvenile and developing skeleton, archaeothanatology and burial practices, biomechanics and laboratory techniques. Definitely one for those who can't get enough of dem bones.

Note: the course starts on Monday 30 July after Open Day

Further information and book here

BERT course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

BERT is our Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques course, a must for every new arrival at SHARP, unless you've done a course or three weeks somewhere else. It's a full-on week of learning, gaining new skills and making new friends and you'll leave with a BAJR passport so you can show off your new knowledge wherever you go.

Further information and book here

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

Week 6 - Sunday 5 August to Friday 10 August 201

Archaeometallurgy course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site PLUS materials fee of £50 (to be invoiced separately)

This hugely popular course provides theory and hands-on experience in how a variety of metals were sourced and processed into useful, beautiful and valuable items in ages past. This year's practical focus will be on copper alloy casting but theory will also cover iron smelting.

Due to the heavy use of materials, there is an additional materials charge - but you will get to take your new creations home.

**note: change of date for Archaeometallurgy from Week 3 to Week 6**

Further information and book here

Landscape and Non-invasive Archaeology course - £360 full, £290 concession, £240 off-site

Fully revised and updated, this course will offer a very thorough introduction to every way we can look beneath the soil without a spade or a trowel, as well as cover the use of historic and publicly available online archives to work out who has been here before us. It's a sneak peek into the past.

Further information and book here

Excavation volunteers - £195 full, £160 concession, £90 off-site

Excavation volunteers are welcome every week and will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of SHARP's activities including excavating, managing finds, assisting with research, working with human remains or anything else that needs a helping hand. If you like a pick n' mix archaeology experience, this one's for you.

Further information and book here

Please note: the BERT course is not taught in week 6

Questions? Worries? Confused?

Email us at bookings@sharp.org.uk or send us a message

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