Foreshore Skills Days

What's it about?
Develop your archaeological skills under the guidance of an experienced archaeologist and work on a real archaeological site. The course will take place on Minesweeper hulk. On the first day, learn how to sketch the site and record the archaeology through photography and video and then discover how to share your exciting discoveries with the world. On the second day, build on your existing skills and learn new techniques including basic site analysis, 2D survey and what to do with small finds.
 
This is a practical, two-day, non-diving course that will take place on the foreshore in areas that might be soft and muddy underfoot.





 
Who's it for?
The course is aimed at divers and non-divers who want to develop their practical skills in recording archaeological sites. While this course will be working on a hulk on the foreshore, divers will find it useful to practice their skills above the water.
 
You must have completed your eLearning theory before attending this practical course. 

Members will achieve their FOUNDATION QUALIFICATION after completing this course and the eLearning.

COSTS
NAs members £110

Provisional Timetable

(Timetable dependant on tide times or site access)

Saturday 

09.00 Meet / registration / paperwork

09.15 What are we working on?

10.00 Health and safety (explanation and paperwork)

10.30 Break

10.45 So how do we record a site? (practice run)

11.15 Recording a real site (out in the field)

14.00 Lunch

14.45 Results, archiving and end of day discussion

15.45 Get involved and discover more

16.30 Course End

Sunday 

09.00 Meet / registration / paperwork

09.15 What are we working on?

10.00 Health and safety (explanation and paperwork)

10.30 Break

10.45 So how do you survey a site? (practice run/in the field)

11.45 Site survey (in the field)

14.00 Lunch

14.45 Post-fieldwork, archiving and end of day discussion

15.45 Get involved and discover more

16.30 Course End

REFUND POLICY
The NAS reserves the right to cancel courses or events 4 weeks in advance of a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Please do not book non-refundable travel and accommodation until you have been notified by email that the course is definitely going ahead.

Participants are permitted to cancel and receive a full refund up to four weeks in advance of a course  or event date. They are also able to defer their booking to any other NAS course or event instead of receiving a refund. If participants wish to cancel within the four weeks prior to  the course or event, they will forfeit their booking fee unless there are unless circumstances  which the NAS, in its absolute discretion, considers sufficiently mitigating as to warrant a partial or full refund.  

Applications for a refund within the four weeks prior to  the course or event must be submitted in writing (electronic submission is acceptable) and such evidence as the NAS may reasonably require must be provided to support the application.