The Archaeology of Lincolnshire III

Ref: C3675757

This course will examine the Medieval Archaeology of Lincolnshire, the Towns and countryside, Villages and the country economy, DMVs and the reasons for desertion, coast and fen reclamation, coastal industries, monasteries, churches and medieval piety, vernacular architecture. We will use air photography, site plans and artifact studies to look at the themes outlined.

Course aim

The course will look at the Archaeology of Medieval Lincolnshire - town and country, countryside and village economy, DMVs and the reasons for desertion, coastal industries, land reclamation and use and vernacular architecture..

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course continues from spring 2019, however new students are welcome.

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

  • Outline the workings of the medieval rural economy.
  • List the reasons for medieval village desertion as currently understood.
  • Describe the number and nature of medieval monastic orders present in the county.
  • Assess the importance of coastal industries in the medieval economy.
  • Compare medieval vernacular architectural traditions across the Humber eastuary.

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
  • The course comprises informal slide illustrated lectures, student participation is welcomed.

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

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.)

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
  • Church and Society in Medieval Lincolnshire, Dorothy M Owen, SLH&A Lincoln 1981. Lincolnshire's Heritage, David Start & Collette Hall, 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
  • Visit featured sites, monuments and museum collections.

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The Archaeology of Lincolnshire 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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