Fieldwork

Scottish Fieldschool: The King’s Park Fort, Stirling 13th to 18th July 2020

Location: Stirling, GB

Season: July 13, 2020 to July 18, 2020

Application Deadline: July 11, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling

Website: http://www.rampartscotland.co.uk/

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
No

Project Director:
Dr. Murray Cook

Project Description:

The King’ Park Fort is the latest season in an ongoing programme of research into Forth Valley’s Late Prehistoric settlement pattern and how the native people’s interacted with the Roman conquest. Help uncover a previously unknown 1st century AD fort which traded with the Romans: and appears to have been burnt down, finds from the site included Roman moratoria, residual Mesolithic material, and intrusive medieval finds from Stirling’s Royal Park.

The training is relaxed and easy going and you can learn as much or as little as you want to. You will have the opportunity to excavate archaeological remains that have never been examined before.

  • Project Dates: 13th to 18th July 2020
  • Location:  City of Stirling, Scotland.
  • Contribution:  £300 UK pounds or £50 a day, no minimum attendance. The price only includes training and participation in the project, you must provide your own food and accommodation (N.B. Deposit of £100 is non-refundable).
  • Project type:  Open to students and volunteers (minimum age accepted: 17 years old) – Places are limited so early booking is recommended.
  • Accommodation:  No accommodation provided but there are numerous hostels, B and Bs and hotels in Stirling and the site is a 10 minute walk from the city centre..
  • Experience required:  None, as professional archaeologists will always be on-site to provide guidance.
  • Other activities:  We hope to organise two trips to see contemporary sites in the evening .

What to wear:   Scottish weather can change at any time, sometimes with four seasons in one day. It is recommended that you come prepared with a range of clothing including clothes for sunny

Period(s) of Occupation: Romano-British Iron Age

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 day

Minimum Age: 17

Experience Required: none, all welcome!

Room and Board Arrangements:
None provided, though the site is in Stirling City with lots of options for all budgets. Cost: £50 a day

Contact Information:


Dr Murray Cook

6A Gladstone Place

Stirling

FK8 2NN

info@rampartscotland.co.uk

Phone: 7929848145

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