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York: Archaeology Live! Dig Hungate 25 June-14 September

posted 19 Jul 2012, 15:14 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 16:13 ]
The Dig Hungate excavation hopes to answer a number of questions about the Hungate site, which has already been shown to contain deeply stratified archaeology from the Roman period onwards. Small-scale excavations in 2000 and 2002 revealed a complex sequence of burials, structures, occupation deposits and road surfaces dating from as early as the 3rd century AD. Significant archaeology lay relatively close to the modern ground surface and was generally well preserved. The Archaeology Live! training excavation gives you the chance to learn about and participate in excavation, recording, planning, finds processing, environmental sampling, and processing. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course. During Dig Hungate, the archaeology will be excavated and recorded by the trainees; the trainers teach and assist when required. It is a field-based training programme where people learn by doing the excavation, and by discovering and recording the archaeology themselves, rather than by classroom based tuition, minimum age 16. Other training courses outside the spring and summer seasons will also be available.

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