Topic ID #37742 - posted 12/2/2016 11:24 AM

UK: Pennycloddiau Field School 2017 - Academic Credit through UCLA



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Project Overview

This field school offers students a unique prehistoric excavation opportunity, from a spectacular hillfort location. At 21 hectares, Penycloddiau hillfort is one of the largest pre-Roman Iron Age sites in the UK, and the biggest hillfort in Wales. It is located on the Clwydian hill-range, in North Wales and at 430 meters above sea level, the site provides spectacular views over coastal western Britain. The 2017 season will provide students with a solid understanding of the full range of practical and professional skills involved in the archaeological process. Through our excavations at Penycloddiau, we intend to discover when and why people first began to join together in these very large community-level groups. Our research will focus on the stratigraphy of the architecture, and its meaning for the evolution of community organization, social change, and everyday life at Penycloddiau and beyond.

Program Director: Dr. Rachel Pope FSA and Richard G. Mason
Course Dates: July 16-August 12, 2017
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017
Tuition: $4,300
Credit: 12 UCLA credit units

Accommodations: 
Students will live in relative comfort in an outdoor center in the picturesque village of Burwardsley, Cheshire. We have a well-equipped kitchen, modest communal space, indoor toilets, showers, shared washing facilities, an outdoor seating area, and a campfire in the woods. Sleeping is in shared, single-sex bunk rooms. There is not a lot of room for storage and we request that you only bring one item of luggage, as space is restricted. Bedding is not provided, so please also bring a sleeping bag. There is lots of outdoor space for tents, and camping is recommended for those valuing their own privacy and personal space. There is a washing machine which will be available for use on our days off.
All meals will be communal and our dig chef can cater for vegetarian, vegan, and kosher diets, as well as wheat and lactose intolerance, and nut allergies. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Dinner will be served in the evenings at around 6.30 pm. There will be a rota for off-site communal-living tasks such as washing-up, preparing breakfast, cleaning, etc. We maintain a small dig library at the accommodation of texts on practical approaches to excavation/recording, survey, finds, and formation processes.


For further information visit Program Page: http://ifrglobal.org/program/united-kingdom-penycloddiau/






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