Dissecting the dirt – advanced young archaeology course

Join our Dissecting the dirt advanced archaeology club for young people aged 16 – 25!

Gain valuable transferable skills including project management and leadership by planning and supporting our Young Archaeologists Club, then get in-depth archaeological training from our community archaeologist, Alexis. These full-day sessions are filled with exciting hands-on opportunities to gain valuable skills for the future!

If you have a keen interest in archaeology, history, geography or geology, and are looking to develop professional transferable skills, this course is perfect for you.

You’ll start by helping with our Young Archaeologists’ Club and later in the term, you will plan and facilitate the upcoming sessions. In the afternoon you’ll focus on gaining in-depth, practical archaeological training – the skills you’ll learn are useful in the field, but also in many different career paths. The sessions will be informative, interesting and will give you a chance to get creative!

Schedule for this term:

21 May: QGIS – How can QGIS be used to assist in archaeological understanding and interpretation?

18 June: Facilitating fun – Join our expert Nia as she explains how to present archaeology to various audiences in an accessible and engaging manner.

16 July: Desk based assessments – Most archaeological investigations begin with background research into a site. Learn how this process is undertaken and how desk-based assessments are prepared.

Travel bursaries are available for young people from LBHF, Kensington and Chelsea, Brent, Barnet or Ealing.