The Archaeology of Lincolnshire III

Ref: C3675758

The Archaeology of Lincolnshire (and the Humber) III will examine the archaeology of medieval settlement - towns, villages and the countryside economy, DMVs and the reasons for desertion, monasteries, churches,coastal industries, land reclamation and use. Air photography, site plans and artifact evidence will be used to explore these themes.

Course aim

This course will continue to examine the Archaeology of Lincolnshire (and the Humber) this term looking at the Monasteries, medieval church, medieval villages and their economy, DMVs , drainage and land reclamation, and towns and markets.

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.

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

  • Describe the main monastic orders present in Lincolnshire.
  • List the main causes of Medieval village desertion as currently believed.
  • Outline how, when and why land was reclaimed from fen and sea
  • Assess the importance of medieval coastal industries.
  • Contrast medieval vernacular building techniques across the Humber estuary.

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 will be delivered through informal slide illustrated talks, student participation will be 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

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
  • Visiting featured sites, monuments and museum collections.

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The Archaeology of Lincolnshire III


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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