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Field School Announcement
Survey and Excavation at Penycloddiau Hillfort, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Institute for Field Research, University of Liverpool, Connecticut College
Contact Information
Ran Boytner
Email: info@IFRglobal.org
URL http://www.ifrglobal.org/programs/current/united-kingdom-penycloddiau
Description
From its spectacular hilltop location, our field school aims to provide students with a solid understanding of the full range of practical skills involved in the archaeological process, including: single-context stratigraphic excavation/recording; drawing plans/sections; geophysics and topographic survey; archaeological photography/illustration; finds handling; and environmental sampling/processing. At 21 hectares, Penycloddiau hillfort is one of the largest pre-Roman Iron Age sites in the UK. Previous work suggests that similar large contour enclosures may be a very early type (c. 800-400 B.C.); as a result, our excavations aim to help date the very origins of the hillfort in western Britain. Students will live in relative comfort in an outdoor centre in the picturesque village of Burwardsley, Cheshire. We have a well-equipped kitchen, modest communal space, indoor toilets, showers, and shared washing facilities, an outdoor seating area, and a campfire in the woods. Sleeping is in shared, single-sex bunk rooms. There is not a lot of room for storage and we request that you only bring one item of luggage, as space is restricted. Bedding is not provided, so please also bring a sleeping bag. There is lots of outdoor space for tents, and camping is recommended for those valuing their own privacy and personal space. There is a washing machine which will be available for use on our days off. All meals will be communal and in the past, our dig chef has catered for vegetarian, vegan, and kosher diets, as well as wheat and lactose intolerance, and nut allergies. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Dinner will be served in the evenings at around 6.30 pm. There will be a rota for off-site communal-living tasks such as washing-up, preparing breakfast, cleaning, etc. Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs, as well as any medical or physical conditions. We will advise you accordingly. The project is used to catering for vegetarians, those with gluten intolerance etc. *Season Dates: July 21, 2013 - August 17, 2013 *Students will be awarded 8 semester credit units after completion of the field school. *For more information about the field school and other adventurous projects around the world, please visit us at: http://www.ifrglobal.org
Keywords: Iron Age | Bronze Age | United Kingdom
This announcement will be displayed until: 07/01/2013
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