WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

This course will provide participants with an overview of the Newport Ship landmark project from the unexpected discovery to the community support and subsequent excavation of the ship. It will also include demonstrations of the pioneering recording and conservation methods employed to preserve this ship and will conclude with details of the community project that sustains ongoing research into this unknown medieval ship. 
 
Participants will gain an insight to how this 21st century archaeological project has been run and will gain useful information and inspiration to run their own archaeological projects. Participants will be introduced to techniques and methods used during the fieldwork and post-fieldwork stages.
 
WHO'S IT FOR?
Anyone interested in learning more about the Newport Medieval Ship and anyone who would like some practical advice on running their own archaeological project.
 
NAS members will earn 5 credits for participating in this course.
 
Provisional timetable

08:45            Meet at the Newport Medieval Ship Centre, Newport.                    

09:00            The history of the Newport Medieval Ship project: Discovery, Excavation, and Lifting    

09:45            Guided tour of the Conservation Laboratory

10:45            break

11:00            Post-excavation: 100,000 hours of cleaning, recording, and wood science 

11:45            Modelling the hull: 3D printing and assembly        

12:15            Analysis of small finds and their implications

12:45            Lunch

13:30            Introduction to Digital Recording Methods                                   

14:00            Demonstration of the FaroArm and Rhino 3D software             

14:30            Demonstration of Laser Scanning and Geomagic Software

15:00            Summary of the Conservation of Waterlogged Timbers                 

15:30            break

16:00            How to build your own Conservation Store on a budget

16:30            Archiving and publication

17:00            Course end