Ireland, Trim, Co. Meath

Introduction to Field Archaeology

when 12 May 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 14 weeks
fee EUR 1

This course is designed to introduce students to basic excavation techniques and site recording. This includes identifying appropriate techniques for excavating various feature types and methods for recording finds and features in situ. You will learn to: identify and describe features and finds; fill in feature sheets and write up site records; draw plans and take site photographs. The course also includes an overview of the site in the context of the medieval town of Trim and the Boyne Valley. The course is two weeks in duration and will run every Monday from May 12th until August 15th, 2014.

Course leader

Finola O'CarrollrnDr Stephen Mandal

Target group

Archaeology/anthropology students

Course aim

1. Identify and record archaeological features and artefacts in siturn2. Carry out basic excavation techniques appropriate to feature typesrn3. Understand the process of recording archaeological features (written, drawn, photographic)rn4. Understand fundamental surveying techniques including grid lay out and level measurementsrn5. Work within a team of archaeologists and specialists

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Fee info

EUR 1: This covers tuition plus IAFS pack. Please visit for full information.