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Archeology

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:44 pm
by FionaDowson
Has anyone worked as a volunteer on a dig or studied archeology? THere are on line A level courses available, costing about £200. Does anyone know if they're worth it? I gather NT have some digs running and I have an overwhelming desire to get wet and muddy but would like some feedback from anyone who's already done this

Re: Archeology

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:10 am
by GazB
You can volunteer to get some practical field work experience without paying for it!
Checkhttp://new.archaeologyuk.org/ for opportunities or search out your local heritage groups or Trusts who may have projects that host volunteers.
Where are you based and how far you can travel may limit your options, however.
volunteering is a great way to start a career in archaeology , many of us did just that ! Message me if you need any more info, I manage volunteers in archaeology for my day job ;)
Best of luck , I'm sure you can find a dig to get wet and muddy in pretty soon, especially this summer!

Re: Archeology

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:55 pm
by Mark Griffin
Most counties have an archeological service, and most areas will also have commercial archeology units too. My brotyher heads up the commercial UCL arm which covers a lot of the south coast. Pretty sure all wil be wanting volunteers as Gary says.

Griff

Re: Archeology

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:12 pm
by Henri De Ceredigion
FionaDowson wrote:Has anyone worked as a volunteer on a dig or studied archeology? THere are on line A level courses available, costing about £200. Does anyone know if they're worth it? I gather NT have some digs running and I have an overwhelming desire to get wet and muddy but would like some feedback from anyone who's already done this


We had a dig literally twenty metres from where I live in 2013 and although I was suffering from a slipped disc and could do nothing more than take photos, I took a large collection of pictures and posted them on my social media accounts and managed to make the dig trend on Twitter