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Training for Fieldworkers

The annual training day at Jewry Wall, aimed particularly at new and existing Leicestershire and Rutland Fieldwork members, takes place on a half-day on a Saturday in September  usually from 10am to 12.30.   Further details are given in the September newsletter.  We also run a half day’s training followed by practical tuition for new groups, usually in their own locality.  Please contact us to discuss further.

The training will give an introduction to most classes of object likely to be found in the field such as flint, pottery, ironwork, coins, building material, as well as an introduction to research and fieldwork techniques.

Other training may also be given if there is demand.

The key book for Fieldwork is ‘Community Archaeology, A Fieldworker’s Handbook of Organisation and Techniques’ by Peter Liddle.  This book is currently out of print but photocopies of relevant pages can be obtained by contacting us via this website.  Old copies can sometimes be found.  We will update this as soon as someone has some time to do it!

Local to Leicestershire

The School of Archaeology & Ancient History – The University of Leicester

  • Courses include; Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral Awards, Distance Learning, Scholarships.
  • The School also features; Research opportunities and events, conferences and seminars.

Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club

  • Leicestershire has a thriving club which meets monthly, mostly in Leicester with occasional meetings around the county and summer field trips and activities.

UK Wide

Study Archaeology – The Council for British Archaeology

  • Information about finding both formal and informal education courses.

CBA East Midlands

  • Information about local Midlands events

National Young Archaeologist’ Club (YAC)

  • The Young Archaeologists’ Club is managed by the Council for British Archaeology and is a great opportunity for young people to get actively involved in archaeology.