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Training in archaeology: a chance to dig at Sedgeford

To all PGT & PGR students in HIS:

 

Every year the Centre of East Anglian Studies provides opportunities for students to gain training and experience on archaeological digs. This summer we are offering to sponsor five students to dig for a week at Sedgeford in North West Norfolk. The dig there has been running annually for 18 years, investigating Anglo-Saxon, Roman and WWI archaeology. Meals are provided by excellent on-site caterers, and excavators camp on site, where there are full facilities. Those who have not dug previously are required to take the week-long 'BERT' (Basic Excavation and Recording Techniques) course.

 

This summer CEAS is offering to pay the costs of the week-long course and the cost of a week's camping (including meals and facilities) for five postgraduate students in HIS.  We're especially keen to sponsor students considering careers in heritage sectors who may benefit from basic training in archaeology. Priority will be given to current PhDs, but MAs are also eligible and should get in touch. Digging will take place in July/ August. Student diggers are required to make their own transport and tent arrangements. An up-to-date tetanus inoculation is essential for all archaeological work. The course is a week's duration, will count for PPD credits and will result in the award of a certificate. For further details, see page 2 of the below prospectus and the website, www.sharp.org.uk

 

 If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email Dr Tom Licence, Director CEAS by 21st May 2016, and explain in no more than 150 words why it would be beneficial for you @ t.licence@uea.ac.uk