No previous experience is necessary and the dig is open to all ages, with excavation, site recording and finds work taught to a high standard.
The site is full of historical interest. On the wst corner of a former Roman legionary fortress, a medieval hospital was built by William II. Rebuilt in the 13th century, probably degraded at the Reformation, the site has more recently housed a World War II air-raid shelter.
Two kinds of course are on offer: tasters and fieldwork modules. More details can be found at www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk.training.htm.
Contact Training Excavation, York Archaeological Trust, Cromwell House, 13 Ogleforth, York YO1 7FG. Tel: 01904 663000.