Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Field School 2020

by | 3 December 2019 | Education and Learning, Heritage, Hobbies, Retford, Sherwood, Worksop

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School. Tickets are now on sale via their website www.mercian-as.co.uk/sherwoodforestfieldschool.html.
2020 dates are:

  • Week A — 13th to 17th July
  • Week B — 20th to 25th July
  • Week C — 10th to 14th August
  • Week D — 17th to 21st August

The price is still £250.00 and includes the usual fantastic food from on-site caterer and chef Mr Roy Harris-Lock!
This is not an ordinary field school — this is a ‘Training Field School’, where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2020 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.
This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger and would suit:

  • Anyone wishing to develop their skills, for students and post-graduates seeking to fulfil the experience requirements of their courses.
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in archaeology, or improve their knowledge to give them the edge at work
  • Those looking to acquire cross-transferable skills
  • For volunteer diggers wishing to raise their game, impress their friends, and increase their enjoyment of archaeology and heritage through a greater skill set and knowledge base
  • Anyone simply wishing to learn for the love of learning.

Everyone is welcome, and no previous knowledge or experience is required. You will receive training and experience in many techniques of excavation — including all the Core Skills of the Archaeological Skills Passport and many higher-level archaeological techniques, that make up the Secondary Skills of the Archaeology Skills Passport. As well as covering skill requirements for the Passport you will also receive training in pottery identification, finds handling, finds processing, flint knapping demonstrations, history of ceramics lecture, and much more…

As well as all the above you will learn about the history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest, and also about the designed royal hunting landscape and palace at its heart. Mercian Archaeological Services CIC run the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project and are at the leading edge of research into this landscape of legends.