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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - United Kingdom - The Sussex School of Archaeology - 2013

Europe - United Kingdom - The Sussex School of Archaeology - 2013

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

We are currently running dayschools throughout the year with more specialist, longer courses on subjects including: Surveying and drawing at Shoreham Napoleonic Fort (4 Saturdays March- April), conserving the Fishbourne mosiacs with Chris Cleere(June 25th-27th)and environmental archaeology with Dr.Michael J.Allen, July 22nd - 25th. Also excavation training July 8-12 or 15-19 July or 22-26 July or 29 July- 2 August.Please see our web-site for further details.

Archaeology Field School Location

Unit 12
Mays Farm
East Sussex
BN26 6TS

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

David Rudling, senior archaeologist at the University of Sussex is our Academic Director

Academic Credit

N/A yet but we are hoping to run and IFA affiliated course soon and gain some accredited courses in time

Archaeology Field School Tuition

Dayschools and some week long training courses

Archaeology Field School Room and Board


Archaeology Field School Travel
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

Most of our daychools are only 30 with longer courses costing about 30 per. day, dependant upon venue and course resources

Archaeology Field School Description

The Sussex School of Archaeology is a new and exciting venture providing archaeology courses to the general public and more specialised training courses for amateur and professional archaeologists.
The School is run by Chris Butler Archaeological Services Ltd under the Direction of Chris Butler and managed by Lisa Jayne Fisher with David Rudling as Academic Director.

The course tutors are all specialists, most of whom taught recently at the University of Sussex and are very experienced in their fields, thus providing some of the best archaeological training available and we hope to offer this at reasonable rates.
We will run a series of day schools, evening classes and trips, together with practical training courses to suit the interested armchair archaeologist as well as the keen amateur or professional looking to enhance their existing knowledge and skills. All courses can be valid for Continuous Professional Development for members of the IfA.

Programme 2013
The programme for 2013 can be found in our course brochure (downloadable pdf)
In addition we have some exciting additional courses, details of which are available in separate leaflets:
Survey courses at Shoreham Fort in conjunction with The Friends of Shoreham Fort (downloadable pdf)
Working on the Fishbourne Mosaics Conservation in action - a three day course looking at the conservation of the internationally famous mosaics (downloadable pdf)
Applying for the courses
Complete and return the application form (dowloadable pdf)
You can complete the form and return by post or email.
Payment should be made with your application either by cheque or by direct credit to our bank account details are on the application form.

Research Excavation
As our long running research excavation at Barcombe has sadly been back filled, we will be looking to run a new research excavation, plans are already in the pipeline for this at a ditched enclosure near Lewes and an announcement will be made soon. We will also be looking for volunteers to come forward for this project with roles ranging from excavators to finds supervisors to be filled. So for those of you looking to fill a gap in your CV, please contact us and receive a very warm welcome!

Future Projects
We have some exciting ideas about future projects, and will be seeking to gain accredited status for our courses so that students can use the credits as currency to further their education at higher educational establishments.
We would really love to hear from any of you if you have ideas for courses that you would like to see continue or suggestions for new courses.
Contact Details

Please e-mail us at or call us on 01323 811785.

We will shortly be setting up a new web site for the School, but we have a temporary page (which will be the same address) where you can download the documents mentioned above at

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Mainly practical but also with some specialist CPD courses

Time Period

There will be a variety of time periods covered from Prehistory to Military Archaeology

Field School Setting/Conditions

Some of our courses take place outdoors in various locations and others are indoors in classroom settings; all will be accessible by car but there will be some walking on some outdoor courses

How is the project area accessed each day

Full vehicular access to the edge of the field

What is the daily schedule for the field school

Most dayschools are run on a Saturday, 10am-4pm, week long courses will also stick to this time.

Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
Newly formed in October 2012
Is there a professional certification for this field school


Directors and Instructors

Chris Butler Director - BA MIFA
David Rudling Academic Director BA, BSC, MIFA
Lisa Jayne Fisher Manager, BA, MA

With 20 other qualified and experienced tutors

Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Please see course programme as there are too many to mention!

On rain days will there be lab work?

There will be indoor finds processing and other activities as necessary

Will there be additional organized activities?

Not at present but it is hoped that we will organize trips and overseas field trips in the future

Will there be additional organized activities?

All dayschools will be held at weekends and in the future we may run evening classes

Is travel restriced during free time?


Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website:

Field School Contact Information

Lisa Jayne Fisher (manager) 01323 811785

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