Lincolnshire Archaeological Studies

Ref: C3671098

The course will explore sites, buildings, artefacts and air images from the county from the Prehistoric to Cold-War periods. Topics will include:- air photography; Lincolnshire prehistory - connections and change; Roman Lincoln and the county beyond; Saxons, Vikings and Normans: settlement, towns and trade; Mediaeval villages, churches and monasteries; war and defence structures; land reclamation.

Course aim

To study the physical remains of the past in the historic county of Lincolnshire.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • All are welcome. Please bring an enquiring mind.

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

  • Show how remote sensing allows ancient landscape reconstruction.
  • List Roman influences on the area.
  • Outline Early Mediaeval state formation.
  • Explain how the Mediaeval economy functioned.
  • Describe "modern" developments in defence and drainage.

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
  • Slide-illustrated lecture presentations in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, with class discussion and participation encouraged.

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
  • Tutor-led Q&A sessions and class discussion will allow participants to assess their progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Recommended reading: continued below. 1) The Humber Wetlands, Archaeology in a Dynamic Landscape. Van de Noort, R. 2004. Windgatherer Press, Macclesfield. 2) Roman Lincoln. Jones, M.J. 2012. History Press, Stroud

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • 3) Treasures of Roman Lincs. Lee, Antony. 2016. Amberly, Stroud. 4) The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey. Leahy, Kevin. 2010. History Press, Stroud. 5) Cold War 1946-89. Cocroft, W. & Thomas, R. 2016. Historic England, Swindon.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Travel, site and museum visits.

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Lincolnshire Archaeological Studies


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  • 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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