The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute are now enrolling for the popular short course in Field Archaeology to be held at The Cairns Broch excavation – one of Orkney’s leading excavations.
- When? 19 – 21 June 2019 (3 full days 9:30 – 16:30)
- Where? The Cairns Broch, Orkney
- What does it cost? £220.00 per person
- How do I book? Use the form below
This short course in Field Archaeology from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Institute, run by a team from our commercial unit Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, aims to provide participants with basic training and understanding of the practices and processes in Field Archaeology. Check out last years site diary to give you a flavour of the exciting discoveries, including a wooden bowl and human hair in the well!
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).
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 9:30. Accommodation, travel and lunch are not included.
Places are limited (15 max.) so book now by contacting Mary using the form below…..