Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Fieldworker Training

April 14, 2016

A number of Fieldworker training courses are held each year at the University of Leicester and out in the field.  It is also possible to join local groups who are already walking or excavating as they will provide training.  Groups who are currently active include Hallaton, Hinckley, Oakham, Croxton Kerrial (FLAG), Lutterworth, Oadby and Wigston.

See the Groups page  for further information on affiliated groups.

Saturday 11th May: Test-pit Training Day

The next Fieldworker training day will be on Saturday 11th May when we will be running a course at the University of Leicester on digging and interpreting test-pits. The one-day course will look at why we dig test-pits, what to consider when setting up a project, how to dig and record test-pits and how to interpret the data recovered from them. The course will
be run by Mathew Morris from ULAS. 20 places are available and the course is FREE for members of the Fieldworkers.

10.00-10.30 Registration, tea & coffee
10.30-12.30 Session 1 – why we dig test-pits, setting up a project, how to dig and record a test-pit
12.30-13.30 Lunch (not provided)
13.30-16.00 Session 2 – interpreting test-pit data, looking at the bigger picture

Book your place here: FULLY BOOKED

Looking ahead, we plan to run more training courses over the summer:

  • Saturday 1st June – Interpreting site data and archaeological report writing.
  • Saturday 14th September – Fieldwalking techniques and finds identification.

More details and booking information soon.

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