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Lincoln Archaeological Field School

Overview | Joining the Field School | Archaeological Background


Students on the Sudbrooke Roman villa excavationThe Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to all UK or overseas students taking archaeology, anthropology or related degree programmes and who want accredited field work experience. The six week Field School provides training and tuition in archaeological methods and techniques, including: aspects of project management, excavation techniques, planning, recording, photography, surveying, geophysics and finds & environmental processing. There are also opportunities to take part in public archaeology activities. The field school is staffed by academic and professional archaeologists.

The majority of training is practical and will take place on site; this will be complimented by a number of workshops both on site and in the University's Archaeology Lab. Assessment is through the compilation of a reflective 'field work journal/diary'.

The primary research objective of the Lincoln Archaeological Field School is the investigation of the hinterland (Territorium) of the Roman city of Lincoln (Lindum Colonia) and its medieval succesors. Excavation is seasonally based and was previously focused on the site of a Roman villa and bath-house complex a few miles north of the city. Since 2010 the excavation focus has been on a significant Roman and medieval roadside settlement in the northern suburbs of Lincoln. The geophysical survey activity takes place at a further location within the Lincoln area.

The Field School provides training and tuition for up to 14 students each year. Accommodation for students can also be provided at the University's Halls of Residence.

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