The CAA assists knowledge institutions, local
communities, governmental bodies, NGOs and interested individuals
by organising Expert Masterclasses on cultural
resource management, archaeology, conservation, interpretation
and project management.
Our Expert Masterclasses are
designed and supervised by our principal consultants, professional
experts in their fields, and taught by experienced staff
from the CAA in collaboration with staff of the Institute
of Archaeology, University College London. These are designed to improve skills in:
• Archaeological Field Techniques – Excavation, Surveying, Research.
• Cultural Heritage – theory and international context.
• Archaeological site management.
• Recording techniques for archaeological remains and standing buildings.
• Artefact conservation & storage.
• Conservation Planning.
• Ceramic and finds recording and analysis.
• Environmental Archaeology.
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Surveying and Geophysics.
• Photography (including digital photography).
• Interpretation & Education.
• Sustainable tourism – visitor surveys, tourism planning.
The Masterclasses combine theory with real practical outcomes.
This often means that courses will be taught in a classroom (making
use of a wide range of supporting materials), which will then
be followed up by fieldwork on an archaeological site or museum.
The Expert Master Classes can consist of:
1. Major residential training courses on site
A number of fieldwork training courses (lasting between 1-6 weeks)
focusing on specific issues of conservation, site management,
recording, interpretation, and documentation. These would be supervised
by our principal consultants,
developing specific skills and approaches, while practically achieving
substantial advances in the management, documentation and conservation
of the resource. These will be linked to the provision of short-courses
(below) and training materials.
2. Seminars and short-courses
Short-courses – international experts providing focused short-courses
(1 to 4 weeks in duration) developing core skills. Supported by
translated key learning resources.
3. Work Programmes
Developing individual work programmes, with specific practical outcomes,
managed locally but supported by appropriate visits from our specialists.