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Engage with Ancient Archaeology in Ireland at Caherconnell Stone Fort

6 Week Combined Course

Introduction/Intermediate Archaeological Excavation & Introduction to

Archaeological Survey-Monuments and Artefacts

This course covers both the the introduction and intermediate levels of archaeology, with an introduction to Archaeological Survey and artefact processing.

The introduction to excavation part of this course is designed to provide students with their first taste of archaeological excavation. It will explain the varied methods used by archaeologists to excavate different types of site, whilst providing practical experience of at least one of those methods in the field. It will also train students in a number of basic necessary skills, including grid establishment and use, trowelling techniques, artefact recovery and recording, sampling methodology, context recording, planning and photography.

The intermediate excavation part of this course is designed to train students in intermediate level skills of archaeological excavation. It will explain the varied methods used by archaeologists to excavate different types of site and provide experience in a number of necessary skills, including intermediate levels of recovery and recording, feature excavation, and basic excavation responsibilities and team supervision.

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