Archaeology: Explore, Encounter, Excavate

Ref: C2523661

What did people explore, and what will they find? This course will investigate what motivated people to explore new locations around the world and the archaeological evidence available to support the explorations.  In our meetings we will investigate a variety of different archaeological sites from a range of time periods across the globe.  We will discuss some of the archaeological techniques used on the sites, and also the archaeologists involved.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

To present a range of archaeological sites around the globe, and discuss the explorers related to them, and the archaeological techniques used on the sites.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Descibe at least three reasons why people wanted to explore in the past
  • List at least three archaeological sites that have been discovered by the explorers discussed in the course.
  • Be able to discuss at least three archaeological techniques used when investiagting a site

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You may find it useful to bring some paper and something to write with

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Information can be given regarding the activities of local archaeological organisations. Further reading can be suggested dependant on the learners particular interests.

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Archaeology: Explore, Encounter, Excavate


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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