Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is a university-based training excavation which offers you the chance to gain fully-transferable academic credit at the same time as learning the key skills of archaeological fieldwork. The 2018 season will run from 11th June to 7th July and is now accepting applications. Based in the stunning historic city of Lincoln, England, you will have the chance to experience layers of history both on and off site. This year the Field School will excavate a multi-phase archaeological site, with evidence for prehistoric, Roman and medieval activity. All training on the Field School is provided by qualified and highly experienced staff, with teaching delivered through a combination of practical on-site training as well as lectures and workshops.
The Field School offers you the chance to gain fully transferable academic credits, and is worth 5 US credits (or 10 ECTS or 20 UK credits). Credits will be awarded on completion of a fieldwork assignment, set at the beginning of the Field School. If you choose to earn credits, you will receive academic supervision and also be given access to our Digital Learning Environment, as well as the university’s well-resourced library and other facilities.
As archaeological excavation can be tough work, we operate a very civilized Monday to Friday working week. Having the weekend not only gives you time to rest but also offers you the perfect opportunity to explore Lincoln and beyond during your time with us!
Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric Roman Medieval
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: One week
Room and Board Arrangements
Optional self-catering accommodation during your attendance on the Field School is available in Bishop Grosseteste’s Halls dormitories at an additional cost (check-in on Sunday 10th June, check-out on Monday 9th 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 dormitories are all 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 25-minute bus ride from Lincoln.
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