28 June 2010 –17 September 2010
Annual community training excvaations for the Archaeology Live! Event hosted by the Dig Hungate project of York Archaeological Trust. Excavations on the biggest site in York for 25 years, part of the Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd development.
The 2010 season will concentrate eastern side of the site where archaeological features from the Viking and Medieval periods disturb an area where Roman burials and cremations have been found. Trainees can come for as little as one day or for several weeks. There is a minimum age limit of 16. During Archaeology Live! 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.
For more information contact Training Dig at York Archaeological Trust, 47 Aldwark, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7BX, tel 07908 210026 (mob), email firstname.lastname@example.org, web www.dighungate.com. Training is provided in the form of on-site included in fee. Accommodation is provided in the form of self catering single rooms (extra).. The cost is £50/day 190/week.