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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - United Kingdom - Saveock Water Archaeology - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2014-06-30
End Date 2014-08-15

Multiple Sessions yes
Multiple Session information

Each week students are invited to work in our experimental archaeology research centre

Archaeology Field School Location

Saveock Mill,
Truro tr4 8qq

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution


Academic Credit

approved field school at all u.k. universities

Archaeology Field School Tuition

One to one planning, section drawing, context sheets, post excavation, wet sieving and general excavation techniques

Archaeology Field School Room and Board

none on site but student recommended list on the website

Archaeology Field School Travel
£200 per week
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

There is a discount for students booking and paying in groups of 4 of £100 per week for as many weeks as they want. Plus £25 extra per week if lunch is required sample menu on website

Archaeology Field School Description

This will be our 14th season at Saveock. The site is multi period dating from a Mesolithic camp by the stream, the next phase is a Neolithic ritual pool feature and to the side of this is a Bronze Age metal working area with intact bowl furnace. Last season we excavated a new area of the site and discovered a tin smelting furnace with a crystal encrusted ritual hearth feature to the side of the furnace. Ceramics from above this feature have dated to the early Bronze Age/Copper Age. The site has attracted the world media following a Times newspaper article on the 17th century witchcraft pits excavated on site. The pits have featured in American Institute magazine and a new magazine last year on the 20 most Sacred Places in the world. National Geographic TV made a documentary about the site called ‘the kings war on witches’
Full training is given on site and during each week students have an opportunity to work in our Experimental Archaeology research department.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

excavation, post excavation, recording and experimental archaeology

Time Period

Mesolithic to 17th century

Field School Setting/Conditions

Delightful wooded valley bordered by a stream

How is the project area accessed each day

by track of road

What is the daily schedule for the field school

start 10 am finish 4 pm Monday to Friday

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Is there a professional certification for this field school

it is approved by all u.k. universities but is independent of them

Directors and Instructors

Jacqui Wood Director

Supervisors Sarah Hinton and Ryan Smith

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Planning, section drawing, context sheets, finds processing, wet sieving and general excavation techniques

On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes we have good indoor facilities with refreshments available during the day

Will there be additional organized activities?


Will there be additional organized activities?


Is travel restriced during free time?


Other resources students will find useful

Truro is 4 miles from the site and there is extensive prehistoric remains throughout the county

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

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Field School Contact Information

Jacqui Wood as above

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