Lincoln Archaeology Field School

Location: Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Rd, Lincoln LN1 3DY, UK

Season: June 10, 2024 to July 5, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Bishop Grosseteste University

Project Director:
Dr Derwin Gregory

Project Description:

The popular Lincoln Archaeology Field School has been running since 2005 and has run excavations at a wide range of sites from Roman villas to Medieval Monastic hospitals. For more information about the 2024 Archaeology Field School please get in touch. At Bishop Grosseteste University we believe archaeology is for everybody and we strive to make the field school as accessible as possible to people with a range of physical limitations and mental health challenges. As BGU Field School participants, in addition to receiving practical archaeological skills training, we aim to use the archaeology of the site to promote mental and physical wellbeing. Our staff have extensive experience working with a range of individuals with physical limitations and/or mental health challenges. Please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstances. We will work with you to find ways for you to get involved.

Period(s) of Occupation: Prehistoric, Roman, Early Medieval, Medieval, Post-Medieval

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: We are able to accept children from the age of 14 to 17 as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. The accompanying adult will receive a 50% discount on their non-residential course fee.

Experience Required: No previous experience is required, the field school is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners onwards.

Room and Board Arrangements:
There are a variety of different places to stay in Lincoln from luxury hotels, to quaint bed and breakfasts, or even campsites. Some accommodation is available at BGU. Please get in touch if you would like further information. All accommodation is self-catering, and food will not be provided. You must bring drinking water and a packed lunch to site each day. If you would like to arrange your own accommodation, please see Visit Lincoln’s website for recommendations:

Academic Credit:
BGU’s Archaeology Field School is a fully accredited 4-week course that offers 20 academic credit, or 10 ECTS, or 5 US credits. The field school will deliver training in field archaeology and excavation skills, post-excavation finds processing, and recording data. All teaching and training will be delivered by expert archaeologists and fully qualified site supervisors, overseen by a Director of Training and Welfare.

Contact Information:

Dr Derwin Gregory

Bishop Grosseteste University





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