An Introduction
to Archaeology


If you are fascinated by archaeology and want to know more about it, but don't know how to start, then this down-to-earth introduction is the course for you. We have put together a weekend break that will give you a taste of many differing aspects of British archaeology.

StonehengeWe will explore archaeological evidence from prehistory to the post-medieval period and will look at a range of different types of archaeological sites. We will also review the methods that field archaeologists use to identify, survey and record the past. The post-excavation process will also be considered, especially with regard to dating methods.

The course begins on Friday evening at 7.00pm with a wine reception followed by an introductory lecture. Saturday morning is occupied by talks and discussion and after a break for lunch we will enjoy a guided walk around historic Lincoln, including access to archaeological remains not normally open to the public. This will be led by Craig Spence author of the newly published History of Lincoln and experienced archaeologist. We assemble again in the evening for a special dinner in one of Lincoln's excellent restaurants. Sunday morning is given over in part to a hands-on session, which will focus on pottery found during archaeological excavations and will be led by an expert on archaeological ceramics, after which we round up the course with a visit to the remains of Lincoln's medieval Bishops' Palace.

If possible we hope to include a visit to a current excavation somewhere in or near to Lincoln.

The cost of this weekend break is from 235, inclusive of accommodation.

19-21 May 2006

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