Course title:
The Archaeology of Lincolnshire
Simon Tomson
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Date Times Hours
Wed 27 Oct 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Wed 03 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Wed 10 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Wed 17 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Wed 24 Nov 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Wed 01 Dec 2021 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Wed 27 Oct 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Wed 03 Nov 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Wed 10 Nov 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Wed 17 Nov 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Wed 24 Nov 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
Wed 01 Dec 2021
15:00 PM - 17:00 PM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Wilderspin National School
Queen Street
DN18 5QP
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£44.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Bring an open mind, and a notebook and pencil.
Course aim:
The course aims to introduce students to the archaeology of Lincolnshire. Using as much local evidence as possible, the prehistoric and historic periods will be covered to give an overview of the county's surviving archaeology and artefacts.
Course description:
The course will look at the Lincolnshire region using the following headings: - The Land - Solid and Drift Geology (coastal marsh, chalk wold, clay vale, limestone heath, river vale, Axholme fenland and the fens); - Early Prehistory - Paleolithic and Mesolithic settlers (flints); - Neolithic - new peoples, animals and crops, long Barrows (Skendleby); - Bronze Age - immigrants, metals, beakers and round barrows; - Iron Age - settled communities and regional kingdom formation (Dragonby settlement, Celtic coins); - Roman invasion, creation of a province, Romanisation (government, taxation, coinage and the market economy (Kirmington Fort, Lincoln Colonia, Hibaldstow Town); - The end of Roman Britain - villas (Winterton, Sudbrooke, Wroxby, Horkstow, Norton Disney). All the above will be covered in informal, slide-illustrated lecture-style presentations at which discussion will be encouraged. The tutor may be able to provide some artefacts for class familiarisation and examination.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe how the physical geography of the county has affected human settlement in the past.
2. Explain the mechanism of Neolithic agricultural arrivals in Lincolnshire.
3. Locate where copper metallurgy originated and how it arrived in Lincolnshire.
4. Show why we believe a native aristocracy precipitated a regional polity.
5. Outline the reasons for the Roman occupation of Britain and of Lincolnshire in particular.
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