This training school is designed to provide training and experience in various aspects of the post excavation process. All tuition and training will be carried out under the supervision of experienced tutors, with finds training led by Mercian’s ceramic specialist David Budge. The course is designed to give participants an understanding of what is involved in the post-excavation process for finds, ranging from initial cleaning and processing of the finds as they come out of the ground, through to some of the specialist analysis that finds are subject to, through to illustration and preparation of the finds for publication.
The training school provides experience in handling finds and developing the ability to look at artefacts critically with a view to recognising the clues that can help identify them and provide evidence of what they were used for. The course also provides training in archaeological drawing techniques including preparing plans and /or sections for publication, and training in working with site archives to create site matrices.
Participants will also learn basic archaeological GIS (Geographic Information Systems) including working with survey data, preparing maps, working with historic mapping, creating layouts and exporting data.
The cost of the training school is £450 per person, and £350 for students (full and part time with NUS).
Participants attending the course must be aged 15yrs and above. Any participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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