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New course – Introduction to Archaeology

  • 2nd October 2015

In November we are starting a new 6 part Introduction to Archaeology course. Led by Justin Hughes, one of our experienced archaeologists and tutors it will introduce you to some of the basics of archaeology. Many people have enjoyed our workshops and walks over the years, or come on our community digs, and we’ve had lots of requests for a short course to understand how archaeology works. Justin, who many of you will know from the community digs and events, has run a number of WEA courses and has put this one together.

Justin Hughes

The course lasts 6 weeks and covers:

  • Locating Archaeological Sites: maps, photos, Historic Environment Record
  • Non-invasive archaeology: geophysics, LIDAR
  • Archaeological excavations
  •  How do archaeologists record information?
  •  Worcestershire & the Midlands Prehistory
  • Worcestershire & the Midlands History – Romans, Medieval and Modern
  • We’ll be using many local examples of archaeological sites, although we will also stray over the border to look at interesting regional examples.

    Dig Bromsgrove – community excavation

    The course is ideal for anyone who’d like to know more about archaeology. You may have watched Time Team or come to one of our events and wondered how the archaeologists can tell what has happened. Maybe you’ve been on one of our community digs and would like to know more about the process, or perhaps you have an interest in archaeology and the past and would like to know more. You don’t have to have any previous background or knowledge, just an interest!

      Using the Historic Environment Record for research

    The course runs on Thursday afternoons 2-4pm here in The Hive from Wednesday 4th November. It costs £45 and can be booked through                                                                                             https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=134

    For more details please email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 766352 

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