Introduction Archaeology for the Community Part 2

Ref: C3679865

Introducing Archaeology for Communities will be linked to the ways that people like yourselves can get involved with learning about and research the past in your world. We will look at particular aspects of archaeology like human burials and seeing the past in the bigger landscape around us. We will look at the way that archaeologists work with historians and local history to tell a story of the people who once lived in a landscape. In this second of two 5 session courses, we will then look at how we design and fund a community project. we will allow time at the end of the project to talk about projects you may be planning or to look at how the tutor has structured projects in Yorkshire. All done at a very introductory level, designed to attract you to get more involved in archaeology first-hand. There will be plenty of time to take ideas that you may already have and develop them by chatting with the group and your tutor who is a qualified Community Archaeologist.

Course aim

This is the second part of an Introduction to Archaeology with a difference. We will look at continue to look at how archaeology works and tells stories about our pasts. We will also look at the ways in which communities can get involved.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • This course will be accessible for students who have no understanding of archaeology but would also be of interest to those who have done a little but would like to learn more about doing archaeology in their own communities.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness that archaeology helps us to understand the changing human landscape around us and allows us to think critically about how culture changes through time.
  • Have a basic understanding of what studying human remains can tell us and how a community group might deal with finding human remains on their site.
  • Understand the local history resources available that may help to complete an investigation of archaeology in the landscape.
  • Be able to design a basic community archaeology project that both investigates archaeology but also reaches out to and involves different local communities.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You won't need to bring anything other than an interest in the past and the desire to know more. You may be driven by the desire to set up or join a community archaeology project, or just want to join us and have some fun.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction Archaeology for the Community Part 2

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This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

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