Topic ID #28536 - posted 5/4/2013 9:17 AM

England - Yorkshire Dales - Iron-Age Excavation


Post ID#20143 - replied 5/4/2013 9:20 AM


This five day field school will provide students with archaeological experience excavating an Iron-Age site in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Northern England. The Anthropology Department at NMC will partner with the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust to provide a broad-based view of archaeological excavation and heritage management of a multi-period landscape. Course content will draw primarily from archaeology, anthropology and the applied social or behavioral sciences.

Contact Dr. Holley if you are interested in taking this course for academic credit. No prior experience is necessary. 


Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will have:

 · an understanding of the basic principles and scope of archaeological excavation

 · awareness of health and safety issues and procedures on archaeological excavations

 · basic skills in archaeological excavation techniques including: finds recording, planning and finds processing

 · an understanding of the principles and techniques of three-dimensional recording

 · an understanding of stratigraphy and single-context recording

 · basic skills in finds recording and preliminary processing

Topics Covered:

This course provides students with the opportunity to take part in an archaeological training excavation and provides basic field skills.

Students will be able to evaluate excavation as one of several strategies for investigating physical evidence from the past, whether on dry land or underwater.  They will be able to use their new vocabularies and knowledge to interpret both archeological site modeling and the management and presentation of cultural resources in specific regions.

Students will gain first-hand experience in the recovery and interpretation of archaeological evidence, and will develop a critical approach to understanding evidence from the past. This will help them to evaluate archaeological data and place excavated evidence in the wider context of historical and cultural interpretation.

By studying in a National Park, students will also gain a grounding in applied archaeological practice that requires solutions to real world issues of conservation and management of a fragile and internationally-important historic environment.

The cost for the 1 week course is $1,049.00  per person.

This fee includes accommodation, some meals and transport for the week. This fee does not include airfare or evening meals.

Travel and Accommodation Details:
Participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Great Britain.

Participants will meet in the Skipton Railway Station on June 30th, 2013 at 2:00PM and then be transported by minibus to Kettlewell.

Accommodation will be at the 17th Century historic inn The Blue Bell. Each student will have a roommate but their own bed.

All meals will also be catered by The Blue Bell. Vegetarian options are available.

The Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust:

The Field School is run by the Dales Landscape Heritage, a charity that promotes heritage studies in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park in northern England. Participants from Europe and the US have been working alongside members of local community archaeology groups on a long-term project to investigate of one of the best preserved Late Prehistoric and Roman landscapes in Britain.

Course Instructors:  Dr. Mark W. Holley and Dr. Roger D. Martlew

Post ID#20144 - replied 5/4/2013 9:21 AM



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