The Archaeology of Lincs (and the Humber) III

Ref: C3675753

The course will cover the Monasteries, churches and vernacular medieval buildings of the county and area, the medieval countryside, economy and DMVs, towns, markets, the coastal industries drainage and land reclamation from an archaeological and historical point-of-view.

Course aim

The course aims to cover the archaeology of medieval period in Lincolnshire and the Humber area.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course follows on from the spring term, however new students are always welcomed.

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

  • Describe how the medieval village economy functioned.
  • Outline the workings of a typical Lincolnshire monastery.
  • List the reasons for village desertion
  • Assess the importance of coastal industries in medieval Lincs.
  • Show how drainage and land reclamation has affected the county's economy.

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
  • Informal class discussions will take place when students can discuss their progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • This course continues from that in the Spring term.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Owen, D.M. Church and Society in Medieval Lincolnshire, History of Lincs Vol 5, SLHA, Lincoln 1981. Start, D, & Hall. C. Lincolnshire's Heritage, Heritage Lincolnshire, Sleaford 1996

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
  • Sites, monuments and Museum visits.

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The Archaeology of Lincs (and the Humber) III

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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