Foreshore Skills Days

Saturday 7th-8th May 2022

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 one of the many hulks at the Purton Ships' Graveyard. 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.

PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPLY WITH OUR COVID POLICY WHICH CAN BE READ HERE.

COSTS
NAS members £150
Non-NAS members £230 (although as NAS membership starts at £12, you're better off becoming a member and getting the discount rate immediately!)

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