Topic ID #37874 - posted 1/5/2017 10:00 AM

Bamburgh Castle, England- Archaeology Field School


Dates: 11th June - 15th July 2017
Cost: £3000.00 per week including camping.
Age: Open to people aged 12 and over. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Accommodation: Camping (tent provided)
Training is open to people of all experience levels and abilities

Bamburgh Research Project has been excavating at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK since 1996. The present castle is one of the most stunning locations in the UK, with an extensive archaeological legacy. The excavations are set within the castle walls in the West Ward, and we are excavating through 4 metres of stratified deposits that are the result of occupation on the site from as early as the Neolithic (and likely Mesolithic).

The castle in its heyday was the principal Anglo Saxon Palace and fortress of the Kings of Northumbria. Our major excavations take place in two trenches that are currently at c. 8th – 9th century and 9th to 10th century levels respectively.

Students receive tuition in excavation techniques, archaeological recording, finds processing cataloguing and illustration, environmental sampling and wet sieving, processing of flots, peat coring, post excavation, health and safety, survey using EDM and dumpy levels among other things

The BRP also runs a summer field school at a concurrent excavation, the Bradford Kaims wetlands, nearby. Participants get to excavate on both sites, experiencing the very different styles of excavation and investigation that each site demands. If you wish to spend your time at just one of our sites, this is possible.

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