Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to all students taking history, archaeology, anthropology or related degree programmes who wish to gain fully accredited fieldwork experience. During 2017 the Field School will run from 19th June to 15th July.
The Field School takes place over a period of four weeks, working Monday to Friday each week. The experience is primarily excavation-based but there will also be opportunities to participate in geophysical survey activity and lab-based processing of artefacts and environmental material. Tuition will be a mixture of on-site training in practical skills, supported by formal lectures and workshops, all delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists.
The Field School will accept a limited number of external students during 2017, who will join Bishop Grosseteste’s own undergraduate and postgraduate students in project activities. In addition, a small number of volunteers will be present to support and deliver a range of public and community activities, and help to run the Open Day, which this year coincides with the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology on 15th July.
Period(s) of Occupation: Medieval high-status site
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Four Weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Accommodation is available optionally in Bishop Grosseteste’s Halls of residence at an additional cost of £510 for 29 nights self-catering accommodation (check-in on Sunday 18th June, check-out on Monday 17th July). Located in the historic heart of Roman and medieval Lincoln, the accommodation comprises individual bedrooms around a shared cooking and living space. The University’s accommodation is located in the uphill district of Lincoln with a number of restaurants, food outlets and other shops within a few minutes walk. Transport will be provided each day between the University and the excavation site, which is a 20-minute bus ride from Lincoln.
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