One- and Two-week Courses

One and two-week courses are designed to give novices and those with some skills the opportunity to take part in a remarkable working experience and gain an insight into the work of an archaeologist.

 

We are now taking bookings for the 2013 Archaeology Live! summer season. 

The season will run from Monday 24th June until Friday 13th September.

 

1 week course

The one-week course will include on the first day introductory talks about the site, excavation techniques and health and safety, and a site tour. Subsequent days will include hands-on experience of excavation work; time will be divided equally between three tasks:

  • Basic digging techniques: trowelling, mattocking, shovelling etc.
  • Site recording: planning, levelling, section drawing and context description.
  • Finds processing: washing, sorting and environmental sample processing.

One-hour seminars by specialists from York Archaeological Trust on topics such as archaeological conservation, artefacts and pottery will take place on most days. An evening walking tour of the archaeology of York will be included.

2 week course

The two-week course will include on the first day introductory talks about the site, excavation techniques and health and safety, and a site tour. Subsequent days will include hands-on experience of excavation work; time will be divided equally between three tasks:

  • Basic digging techniques: trowelling, mattocking, shovelling etc.
  • Site recording: planning, levelling, section drawing and context description
  • Finds processing: washing, sorting and environmental sample processing.

One-hour seminars by specialists from York Archaeological Trust on topics such as stratigraphic analysis, archaeological conservation, artefacts and pottery will take place on most days.

An evening walking tour of the archaeology of York and a tour of York Archaeological Trust’s Conservation Laboratory will be included.

Please note that Week Courses run Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be free days which will allow participants to explore York and its surroundings for themselves. The accommodation option runs from the Sunday pm the day before the start of the course to the Sunday am after the course finishes.

 

Cost:

Duration Standard Friends of YAT / Returnees
One Week £225 £200
One week with accommodation £345 £320
Two weeks £400 £350
Two weeks with accommodation £640 £590

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is possible to do a course which is three or four weeks long, but please contact us beforehand to discuss what your training requirements are.

Please contact us by email if you would like to make a reservation enquiry/provisional booking.

Booking forms will be provided when dates/course places have been agreed and reserved.

E-mail is preferred, however, if you don’t have email access please phone (office hours Mon-Fri 9am to 3 pm).

 

E-mail: trainingdig@yorkat.co.uk

Mobile: +44 (0) 7908 210026

 

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