Jun 04, 2016


Drawing Conventions, Sections & Plans

After most excavations are completed only the written record remains. Henceforth, a detailed account of the archaeology uncovered is essential for preserving the evidence. This workshop will explain the standard drawing conventions archaeologists use when recording.  From Vertical cross sections of archaeological features/deposits to plans of the site which show the relationship between features.

Jun 25, 2016


Recording Cuts & Deposits

Identification of a cut or deposit is vital to understanding the potential archaeology. Accurately recording a cut is creates the evidence for interpretation and recording a deposit helps to determine whether the formation process was man-made or natural. This workshop will demonstrate how with enough detail, comparisons can be made between one deposit and another.

Jul 23, 2016


Environmental Sampling and Flotation

Using techniques from biology and geology, the environment throughout history can be studied through environmental samples. It focuses broadly on the effects of agriculture and industry on humans and their environment. Samples can be used to discover seeds, pollen, and insects or even small artefacts such as bone and beads. This workshop will be a mix of theory and practice with the instruction of both sieving and flotation.

Aug 20, 2016


Finds Processing

Finds can be used as dating evidence and provide information about activities carried out in the past at particular locations. This evidence can also signify economic or social status and demonstrate trade patterns by comparing the finds evidence from different locations. Using the finds recovered from the season’s excavation, training will be provided on the classifying and conserving of archaeological material.

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