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!
17 February – finds processing
How do you process an archaeological archive from an excavation? What are the protocols and techniques involved in preparing the archive? This session will look at how finds are washed, dried, marked and bagged and finally stored. Archives have to be produced in a systematic fashion so that records of excavations are catalogued correctly for both present and future analysis.
16 March – spot dating & phasing
27 April – desk-based assessments
Desk Based Assessments are generally prepared prior to an archaeological excavation. And are important pieces of research as historical maps are analysed alongside data from the Sites and Monuments Record. Together we’ll explore the importance of desk-based assessments and the crucial role they play in archaeology today.
- 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.