Topic ID #29118 - posted 6/9/2013 4:20 AM

Bamburgh Research Project Field School


Bamburgh Field School runs between 2nd June to 27th July in 2014.

Bamburgh Research Project runs a summer field school at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, UK, and at a concurrent excavation of the nearby Bradford Kaims wetlands. Participants get to excavate on both sites, experiencing the very different styles of excavation and investigation that each site demands. If you wish to spend your time at just one of our sites, this is normally possible.

Bamburgh was the capital of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria and has been continuously occupied for well over 4,000 years. It is one of the most impressive and important archaeological sites in North East England with excellent preservation and over 4 metres of stratified deposits.

The field school is open to all students and volunteers, all experience levels and ages accepted (Under 16s with a responsible adult).
We provide training in all aspects of practical fieldwork techniques including excavation, drawing, photography, site recording, survey, post excavation analysis, databasing, sampling and environmental processing, artefact recognition and processing, and site interpretation.

The site is run by professional field archaeologists who will work directly with participants in the trenches. We also run a media department recording the site and social history of the project and students are encouraged to participate in this. Evening lectures and site tours are provided in addition to the training in the trenches. There is also a healthy social life off site. For more info and to apply online go to our website.

We do not provide specific accreditation, as we are not affiliated to any one university; however, we assess all participants individually and provide a report based on their experiences and skills on site. If you want the BRP to liaise with your university to compile a report of your work here, then we are happy to do so, and will meet all reasonable requests.

BRP runs its own small integrated media unit that records the site each day on video and through photography. Students are most welcome to learn about and participate in this process. We edit our films on site and produce media for a variety of outputs frm social media platforms to longer documentary productions and archive work, and collaborations with schools. The site has also featured on many TV programmes including 'Time Team' in 2010.

Apply via our website! Price £250.00 per week if paying by cash or cheque (advance payment necessary) or + 4% if you wish to pay via PayPal which is available as a booking option on our website.

Any questions, please get in touch via this thread or or our website.


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