Dissecting the dirt: The Archaeological Record

Step into the world of advanced archaeology with our dissecting the dirt club tailored for young enthusiasts aged 16 to 25!

Unlock a realm of transferable skills such as project management and leadership as you assist in organizing and supporting our Young Archaeologists Club. Led by our community archaeologist, Alexis, these full-day sessions offer immersive hands-on experiences designed to equip you with invaluable skills for the future.

You’ll kickstart by contributing to our Young Archaeologists’ Club, then progress to planning and leading upcoming sessions later in the term. Dive into afternoons filled with in-depth, practical archaeological training, honing skills essential not only in the field but across various career paths.


26 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 1970s, 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.

Event details:

  • 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.