NEW for 2021

This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing a coastal and foreshore archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving.

This course is hosted on our Moodle Learning Management System.

This theory course and accompanying practical Surveyor Skills Days is the second of the two components of the NAS Foundation qualification, which will allow you to participate in our fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

Cost: £50.00

Not that the course fee does NOT include one year's NAS membership. Register for a combined course to receive one year's NAS membership worth £28.00.

At the end of the course if you have not done so already, you should purchase a qualification logbook from the NAS website shop to keep track of all your learning.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Research & Pre-Fieldwork - This module aims to introduce you to both the research and pre-fieldwork that needs to be thought about before heading out to site.

Module 2: Health & Safety - In this module we will look at how to make sure you and your team safe on site. 

 

Module 3: Geophysics -This module will introduce you to the many different geophysical survey techniques used during the fieldwork phase of a project. It will also help you understand how you conduct work on site and the results that different methods will produce.

Module 4: Fieldwork -This module will introduce you to the different techniques used during the fieldwork phase of a project and will help you understand how you conduct work on site and the result your methods will produce.

Module 5: Survival Conditions - This module will introduce you to different techniques used during the fieldwork phase of a project and will help you understand how to best preserve artefacts.

Module 6: Post-fieldwork - During this module you will be introduced to the work required after fieldwork has been undertaken and how to deal with finds.

Module 7: Archiving and Dissemination - In this module we will look at the importance of safely archiving your data as well as the wide variety of methods for telling the world about your work.

Course development has been supported by a grant from Historic England