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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - UK - Milfield Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2016-04-22
Start Date 2016-07-31
End Date 2016-08-27



Archaeology Field School Location

Milfied, Northumberland, UK

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Institute for Field Research/UCLA


Academic Credit

Attending students will be awarded 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through our academic partner, University California Los Angeles.


Archaeology Field School Tuition

$4,600


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

All room and Board is included in the tuition cost of this field school. Please see the accommodations section of this field school posting on our website for more information.



Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Fee includes registration, accommodations, program activities, meals on workdays, and health insurance. Airfare, weekend meals and optional excursions are additional.

Archaeology Field School Description


The Milfield Basin in Northumberland represents one of the most fascinating and under-studied Neolithic ceremonial landscapes in the whole of the British Isles (4000-2200BCE). In this field school students will have the opportunity to participate in an onging research project historically comparable with those at famous sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury. Milfield contains a Neolithic monument complex of unrivalled complexity, with at least seven henges, two stone circles, a ceremonial ‘avenue’ pit alignments, and carved rock-art. The Milfield Landscape project aims to examine the full range of these monuments, and place them in their landscape context. This will be achieved through direct excavation, environmental sampling and landscape recording.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information



Field School Setting/Conditions

Archaeological field work involves physical work in the outdoors. You should be aware that conditions in
the field are different than those you experience in your home, dorms or college town. Britain is subject
to a temperate climate this means you need to be prepared for both wet and cold conditions, and warm
and dry conditions in the same day. This said the environment is not seriously challenging. We will do
one clothes wash each Sunday. The accommodation has limited capacity though, and a full laundry of all
clothing will not be possible.
If you have any medical concerns, please consult with your doctor. For all other concerns, please consult with the project director – as appropriate.






Directors and Instructors

Dr. Ben Edwards (b.edwards@mmu.ac.uk) is a lecturer and researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Dr. Seren Griffiths (sgriffiths7@uclan.ac.uk) is an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Central Lancashire.


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

On successful completion of the field school, students will be able to:
 Understand the different elements of an archaeological field project and the relationships between
these elements
 Apply standard excavation methods to archaeological contexts
 Use standard recording techniques to document excavation results
 Undertake preliminary processing of archaeological artifacts and ecofacts
 Undertake preliminary analysis of archaeological artifacts and ecofacts







Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://ifrglobal.org/programs/europe/uk-milfield-2016

Field School Contact Information



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