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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Scotland- Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Field School, Perthshire - 2013

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2013-03-30
Start Date 2013-06-15
End Date 2013-07-06



Archaeology Field School Location

Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

University of Glasgow


Academic Credit

The credited option of the field school offers the participant (upon successful completion) 20 SCOTCAT credits (equal to 10 ECTS credits or 5 US/Canadian credits). [Please confirm with your home institution concerning credit transfer].





Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

There are two options available for external participants*: non-credited and credited.

Non-credited, Cost £1400
Credited, Cost £1616 (includes registration fees). Upon successful completion of this field school will lead to the award of 20 SCOTCAT credits (equal to 10 ECTS credits or 5 US/Canadian credits)

Costs of the field school include travel to Perthshire from Glasgow, on-site tuition, evening meals and accommodation at Perth College.

Archaeology Field School Description


The SERF Project field school began in earnest in 2007, and since then we have trained over 200 undergraduates from the UK and around the world as well as many enthusiastic local volunteers.

The SERF project offers high quality training opportunities for local and international students interested in archaeology.

In 2013 we will continue to explore the archaeological remains of this exciting landscape, piecing together its complex history.

The field school runs over three weeks, from the 15th of June to the 5th of July. Participants will receive formal training in a range of essential archaeological field techniques (including excavation, topographic survey, landscape recording and artefact handling). Evening lectures and field trips are also part of this learning experience. This is a unique opportunity to take part in an internationally significance large-scale research project with prehistoric and early medieval dimensions, joining a team of academics, specialists and students from across Scotland and beyond.

There are two options available for external participants*: non-credited and credited.
• Non-credited, Cost £1400
• Credited, Cost £1616 (includes registration fees). Upon successful completion of this field school will lead to the award of 20 SCOTCAT credits (equal to 10 ECTS credits or 5 US/Canadian credits)

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Prehistoric, Pictish, Early Medieval, Excavation, Topographic Survey, Standing Building Survey, Landscape Survey


Time Period

Multiperiod: Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Pictish, Early Medieval, Post-medieval


Field School Setting/Conditions

The accommodation and base for the field school will be in the Scottish town of Perth. Perth offers an range of facilities and travel connections.

The fieldwork will be undertaken in the fertile agricultural landscape in and around the small idyllic town of Dunning.


How is the project area accessed each day

Travel to the field school from Glasgow and from site will be provided.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

We work six days a week with Mondays as free time.

Normal working days on site (including travel time) 8:30am - 5:30pm


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
6 years

Directors and Instructors

Professor Stephen Driscoll (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Kenneth Brophy (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Ewan Campbell (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Tessa Poller (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Jeremy Huggett (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Adrian Maldonado (University of Glasgow)
Dr. Chris Dalglish (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Michael Given (University of Glasgow),
Dr. Heather James (Northlight Heritage)


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Archaeological field recording techniques:
excavation,
topographic survey & introduction to GIS,
standing building survey,
landscape recording
and artefact handling


On rain days will there be lab work?

On rain days there will be lectures and tutorials in the college or field visits to local in door sites and museums


Will there be additional organized activities?

Field trips will be organised.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Evening lectures on a range of topics will be provided


Is travel restriced during free time?

There are a range of travel options from Perth (bus and train) during free time.



Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/serf

Field School Contact Information



Dr. Tessa Poller
Archaeology
University of Glasgow
Gregory Building
Lilybank Gardens



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