Location: Garvald, United Kingdom
Season Dates: July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Application Deadline: July 8, 2013
Affiliation: Rampart Scotland
Project Director: Murray Cook and David Connolly
Rampart Scotland undertakes research into Scottish hillforts with the prime objective of collecting dating evidence. Season four, taking place in July 2013 at White Castle hillfort, East Lothian will offer the opportunity for students and volunteers with any level of experience to take part.
White Castle hillfort occupies a commanding position at the northern entrance to the Lammermuir hills of East Lothian. Its fortifications must have created an impression of power and status to those travelling along the still visible ancient hollow-way.
To date, research has confirmed Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age activity on the site and carbon dating has shown that it was fortified between 550-400 BC.
Training in the field will be given in the following areas:
• Survey techniques
• Reporting and data recording
• Prehistory of Scotland with a focus on the Iron Age, Roman and Early Historic periods
There will be optional visits to the site of a Neolithic house, ruins of 14th century Hailes Castle and the Romano-British fort at Traprain Law. There will also be a chance to visit Edinburgh and the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland.
Period(s) of Occupation: Neolithic - Iron Age
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 10 days
Minimum Age: 17
Experience Required: None
Room and Board Arrangements
Included in the price is comfortable bunkhouse accommodation with showers and kitchen plus all meals during the field school. Please bring a sleeping bag.
Cost: £650 sterling
Number of credits offered: none
Old Schoolrooms, Luggate Burn
Haddington, East Lothian EH41 4QA