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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - UK - Lincoln Archaeological Field School - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2016-05-06
Start Date 2016-06-20
End Date 2016-07-29



Archaeology Field School Location

Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln,
UK

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln


Academic Credit

180



Archaeology Field School Room and Board

Self-catering accomodation is available at the University's Halls of Residence at an additional cost.



Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Students wishing to join the Field School should complete an application form and return it to the University no later than 6th May 2016 (later applications may be considered if places are available). The student fee for the 2016 Field School (including all tuition, training and examination fees) is £1,750. Fees should be paid by cheque made payable to ‘Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln’ (ideally in UK pounds) immediately after you receive notification that you have been accepted onto the Field School. It is also possible to make credit card payments over the phone by prior arrangement. Cancellations received before 6th May 2016 will incur a £250 administration fee; cancellations received after that date are non-refundable (this does not apply to accommodation fees).

Archaeology Field School Description


The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to all students taking archaeology, anthropology or related degree programmes and who wish to gain fully accredited field work experience. During 2016 the Field School will run from 20th June to 29th July.

The Field School takes place over a period of six weeks working Monday to Friday each week. The experience is primarily excavation-based but there will also be opportunities to participate in geophysical survey activity and lab-based processing of artefacts and environmental material. Tuition will be a mixture of on-site training in practical skills, supported by formal lectures and workshops, all delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists.

The Field School will accept a limited number of external students during 2016, who will join a number of Bishop Grosseteste’s own undergraduate and postgraduate students in project activities. In addition, a small number of volunteers will be present to support and deliver a range of public and community activities, and help to run the Open Day, which this year coincides with the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology on 16th July.

Students who successfully complete four weeks attendance and the required assessment task can accumulate academic credit at the following level: 20 UK CATS credits, equivalent to 10 ECTS credits or 5 US credits.

The required assessment task includes the compilation of an ‘Excavation Field Journal’ comprising a daily account of training delivered and skills attained, augmented with a critically reflective commentary. Students will be given formative feedback on the progress of their Field Journals during the course of the excavation.

The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is investigating early medieval and later landscape of Harpswell, Lincolnshire. Excavation will focus on the suspected site of a medieval manor, which also boasts exciting evidence for Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity and even a water-filled moat!

Archaeology Field School Additional Information


Time Period

Roman, Anglo-Saxon, medieval, post-medieval


Field School Setting/Conditions

Harpswell, Lincolnshire


How is the project area accessed each day

Transport is provided to site daily



Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
6
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Yes


Directors and Instructors

Dr Duncan Wright (Director)


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

•Archaeological project management including health and safety

•Geophysical site survey techniques

•Excavation strategy and decision making

•Stratigraphic (single-context) recording systems

•Completing archaeological context descriptions

•Plan and section drawing

•Surveying and levelling (including DGPS survey)

•Archaeological photography

•Processing and recording archaeological artefacts, including basic conservation methods

•Processing environmental archaeological samples, including flotation sieving

Introduction to the post-excavation process


On rain days will there be lab work?

Yes


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes


Is travel restriced during free time?

No



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/fieldschool

Field School Contact Information



Dr Duncan Wright,
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,
Lincoln,
UK



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