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!
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!
7 October – The archaeological record
How do you record an archaeological excavation? What are the systems used on site and how do they work? The Single Context Recording system was developed by the Department of Urban Archaeology in the late 1970’s, arriving in published form in 1980. This session will explain how the system represents best practice, and how it can be used to excavate a variety of archaeological sites.
11 November – Site formation
What are the processes involved in the formation of an archaeological site and how do archaeologists interpret them? Together we’ll explore what causes land build-up and how are features interpreted. This session looks at the processes which create ‘archaeology’ in the form of both positive and negative impacts.
- Attendees should come dressed in appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.
- Although there is a café on-site, attendees may wish to bring a packed lunch.