Are you fascinated by archaeology programmes on T.V., were you addicted to Time Team?
South Leeds Archaeology offered a course providing a basic introduction to Community Based Archaeology at Oakwell Hall in July 2016. The overall feedback from the course was excellent.
In 2017 we ran a similar course at the Rothwell Community Hub.
The course was run over five 2-hr evening sessions. The aim of the course was to explain how an archaeological investigation is researched, planned, carried out on-site and finally recorded and published. Common terms and techniques were introduced and covered. A lot of archaeology can be done without having to be physically active, even from the comfort of your own home!
Each session is normally held at the Rothwell Community Hub from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
No previous knowledge or experience is necessary and we hope that following these sessions you might be persuaded to join SLA and take part in future projects which we are planning.
For further details about the course click here for the Course Outline
Since co-vid we have run on-line courses for QGIS. This is a geographical information system used by many archaeology groups to plan projects and plot the results.
In the meantime, if you think you might be interested in either course, contact us and we can add you to the courses mailing list to ensure priority booking. Places will be limited and preference given on a first come first served basis.
Fees: The cost for a course would be £60, including course notes and refreshments each evening. Non members attending the course will receive, as part of the fee, temporary membership of SLA in order to have the insurance cover necessary if they want to volunteer to help with our practical work during the summer.