New Field Archaeology Short Course @ The Cairns

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The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are now enrolling for a new short course in Field Archaeology to be held at The Cairns Broch site – one of Orkney’s leading excavations.

  • When?                                    21-23 June 2017 (3 full days 9:00 – 16:30)
  • Where?                                   The Cairns Broch excavations, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
  • What does it cost?                 £190.00 per person
  • How do I book?                     Contact Mary Connolly at studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk

This new short course in Field Archaeology from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Institute aims to provide participants with basic training and understanding of the practices and processes in Field Archaeology.

Located at the on-going excavations at The Cairns broch, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, training will cover:

  • excavation techniques
  • finds identification
  • the principles of stratigraphy
  • basic site survey and
  • archaeological recording (drawn, written and photographic record).

Val-and-Helen-excavating-inside-the-broch-using-a-floor-sampling-gridIn a friendly and supportive atmosphere, the course aims to equip participants with the skills and confidence to engage with other archaeological field projects or lead onto further studies in the discipline. Participants will be trained by professional archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and will form part of the large team at the excavation site.

Recommended equipment: Steel toe boots/wellies, full waterproofs, packed lunch and flask.

Please note: Toilet facilities are provided. Participants are to meet at the excavation site each day at 9:00. Accommodation, travel and lunch are not included.

Places are limited (12 max.) so book now by contacting Mary Connolly at studyarchaeology@uhi.ac.uk

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