Publication date: Sep 07, 2011 01:54 PM
Sep 29, 2011 08:30 AM
End: Oct 02, 2011 05:00 PM
Location: West Dean, West Sussex
The Institute's Experimental Archaeology course ('PrimTech') for new first year undergraduates will take place at West Dean in Sussex from 29 September-2 October.
The Experimental Archaeology Field Course (first set up in 1982) has become a highlight of the Institute's undergraduate degree, providing an intensive but informal context for new undergraduate students to the Institute to get to know one another at the start of their degree.
A wide range of activities are organised to engage the new students with issues relating to ancient technologies, past societies and archaeological analysis, while also being an enjoyable introduction to the community of staff and students at the Institute of Archaeology.
Past experiments have investigated aspects of ancient technologies such as projectiles, pottery, butchery, woodworking, furnaces and cooking as well as considering aspects of site formation, charring of seeds and bones, the construction of a barrow and reconstructions based on excavated post hole patterns.
The Experimental Archaeology course is co-ordinated by Bill Sillar to whom any enquiries should be directed. This event is for new first year undergraduates only. Other staff and students wishing to organise an event at 'PrimTech' need to contact Bill in the first instance.