Archaeology -The Archaeology of the Iron Age in NW England and Britain

Ref: C3840629

This course will look at the some of the new material that have been uncovered in the last 30 years from bog bodies to gold coins, hillforts to roundhouses in Cheshire. Placing this in a British context it will look at the evidence for settlement and ritual exploring whether this was a warrior society or something more complex.’

Course aim

An introduction to the archaeology of Iron Age in North West England & its place in late prehistoric Britain looking at the surviving physical remains for society, agriculture, trade & industry before the Roman period.

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:

  • List three types of archaeological evidence from Iron Age North West England
  • Name two Iron Age archaeological sites from North West England
  • Carry out personal research on a topic of their own choice related to the Iron Age in North West England
  • Give a presentation to the rest of the class using the material they have researched

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Archaeology -The Archaeology of the Iron Age in NW England and Britain Course Outline

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Conditions

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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