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Training

The different nature of the four trenches, and the demand expressed by last year’s volunteers, has led to the development of a formal programme leading to assessments and the issue of a certificate of competence. The adult training will take place on Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 to include on-site classroom and practical work. It is intended that the training over the two Saturdays will cover different subjects followed by a chance to put the new skills to work.

This programme will be tutored by Dr Jon Kenny and will focus on trench work, measuring and conservation. During the week there will be additional training session on geophysics, metal detection, and landscape archaeology.

From 20-24 July there will be a 5 day course tailored to young people and based on trench 3. Dr Mari Wikerts, who is an archaeologist /experimental archaeologist and educational officer at Gothenberg University Museum where she has implemented programmes for school students as well as adults will run this training and be the archaeologist in charge of trench 3.

The programme will be available to all volunteers who want to take advantage of the training. There will be a recommended contribution of £10 per session to offset some of the costs.

A formal training programme covering the basic archaeological techniques will form a part of the excavation plan for 2015. The training will take place on site on the first two Saturdays, the 11 and 18 Juky. The aim is to cover the basics of archaeology. The plan is to use trench 2 for supervised practical work because of its dimensions. The intention is to issue certificates for those completing the course. There will be a recommended contribution of £20 towards the costs of training (with concessions).

There will be a course for young people that will run during the first week of the school holiday. They will work in trench 3 which is reserved for their use during their week-long course.

 

 

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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