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Investigating the Archaeology Of South Yorkshire - new WEA course

posted 26 Apr 2011, 01:53 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 1 Feb 2016, 15:06 ]
This new WEA course will teach you skills in identifying, recording and interpreting a range of archaeological sites and features. Each of the 5 sessions will last for 4 hours and will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to carry-out non-invasive investigations of these sites. You will also learn more about the archaeological heritage of South Yorkshire.

The activities planned for the course include:-
  • Identification of archaeological features in the field 
  • Undertaking an earthwork survey 
  • Recording a standing building 
  • Undertaking a graveyard survey 
  • Mapping and recording the historical development of a site 
The first session is planned for the Sunday 8th May 2011, and dates of the subsequent sessions will be provided at the planned information session (see below).

Each of the course sessions will start at 10.30am and finish at 2.30pm.

There will be a pre-course (drop-in) information session held at the WEA Sheffield Learning Centre, 3 Vicarage Road, Attercliffe S9 3RH on Thursday 28th April 2011 between 6 – 8 pm. You will be provided with more details about the course, the sites to be visited and the things you will need to bring with you on the course.

Fees for the 20 hour course: £63 full fee / £3 for those on means tested benefits. Help may be available for those on household incomes below £15,000 p.a.

If you are interested in the course but cannot attend the information session, or you would like to discuss any access or learning support needs please contact the WEA on 0114 242 3609. 
Paul Brayford,
26 Apr 2011, 01:58