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Introductory Archaeology 5: Archaeological Site Skills
Thu 9 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE SKILLS - Led by Sarah Cattell, University of Salford
Part of the Revealing Oldknow's Legacy Introductory Course in Archaeology
Join Sarah Cattell of the Centre of Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford for a day dedicated to learning basic archaeological site skills. Sarah will guide you through how to use the tools of the trade, talk about what to expect at an archaeological dig, and teach you all the associated recording skills you will need.
About Sarah Cattell: Sarah Cattell is an archaeologist at the Centre of Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. Sarah has worked with us on the Revealing Oldknow's Legacy project, leading community digs at Mellor Mill and Marple Lime Kilns.
Revealing Oldknow's Legacy Introductory Course in Archaeology: This session forms part of Revealing Oldknow's Legacy's free introductory course in archaeology. This is one of three practical sessions leading up to a week-long community dig at which we will be excavating at the site of Industrialist entrepreneur Samuel Oldknow's lime kilns, dating from the 19th century. There are also four 'background sessions' prior to the practical sessions, looking at the industrial heritage of our region and at how to carry out background research before a dig.
Although this session forms part of a larger course, you are welcome to attend this session as a stand-alone event.
Individuals who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Salford. In addition, these sessions can be used toward the BAJR Archaeology Skills Passport, a pathway into a career in archaeology. Find out more about the Skills Passport here: http://www.archaeologyskills.co.uk/.
The other sessions on this course are:
8 February 2017 Talk: Industrial Archaeology of Stockport and Greater Manchester
15 February 2017 Talk: The Archaeology of Textile Mills in Stockport and Greater Manchester
23 February 2017 Talk: Historical Research & Report Writing Skills 1
16 March 2017 Practical Session: Finds Processing and Cataloguing
23 March 2017 Practical Session: Finds Conservation
27 March - 1 April 2017 Community Dig at Marple Lime Kilns
All sessions are run by staff from the Centre of Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford.
If you would like to use this session toward a Skills Passport, please let us know when you book, so that we can order you a Passport.