Great excavations

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
ALTHOUGH archaeology is a popular subject at university, there are few opportunities for young people to pick up the practical skills they will need in the field. The York Archaeological Trust is running a training and research dig in the heart of York this summer, between June 13 and September 2.

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.


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now