Piecing Together the Past: Archaeology Revealed
Twenty-first century archaeology employs a dizzying array of techniques to analyse ancient remains. This course will help you archaeologist and learn how to do everything from analysing prehistoric pots to dating human remains. In hands-on sessions with real finds you will discover for yourself how we go about piecing together the past to reveal the secrets of our ancestors. Along the way you will learn how to recognise ancient stone tools, develop skills in analysing pottery and find out how to apply archaeological concepts to date finds and sites. By the end of the weekend you will know how scientific analysis can divine details of the technological achievements, diet and travel habits of even the long dead can. All-comers welcome.
Tutor: Dr Nick Snashall
Dinner Friday 21 – Lunch Sunday 23 February
Fees (£): 395 338 338 226
Dr Nick Snashall is the National Trust archaeologist for the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site. She has excavated on prehistoric, Roman and Medieval sites across Britain and Europe. An expert in the analysis of stone tools her research interests include prehistoric technology, landscape inhabitation and the archaeology of ritual and religion. She is co-director of the Avebury Living with Monuments Project and writing as Nicola Ford is the author of the acclaimed Hills and Barbrook archaeological crime thrillers. To find out more please visit her website www.nicolaford.com