Sunday, May 6, 2012

Training Dig at Barcombe Roman site

Following four seasons of research and training excavations, the Barcombe Roman Project will continue in 2012 to investigate the remains of a large Roman bath house complex, at Barcombe, near Lewes, East Sussex, England. This site, in Church Field, is in the adjacent field to the Roman villa excavated between 2001 and 2007. The excavations are a joint project directed by David Rudling of the University of Sussex and Chris Butler of the Mid Sussex Field Archaeological Team. University of Sussex training courses will form part of this project. All courses are suitable for either beginners or for those with some experience, ie those considering archaeology at university (minimum age 16), amateur archaeologists, and undergraduates.

The main courses are six seperate 5-day excavation training courses, starting each Monday from 25 June. These courses include excavation techniques, context records, recording plans and sections, photography, environmental sampling, finds processing, on-site surveying techniques and geophysical prospecting methods. The tuition costs of each 5-day course are £230.

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