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Welby Archaeological Training Excavation 2022

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Delegates learning excavation techniques at the Welby Training Excavation
Delegates learning excavation techniques at the Welby Training Excavation (Credit: Mercian Archaeological Services CIC)

Join Mercian Archaeological Services CIC in the beautiful Leicester countryside for this week-long training excavation, which focuses on the teaching of archaeological excavation methods.

As well as offering the very best in archaeological training and support, this training excavation is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.

This course focuses on excavation, it is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger.

For those wishing to develop their skills; for students and post-graduates seeking to fulfil the practical experience requirements of their courses; for those wishing to pursue a career in archaeology, or improve their knowledge to give them the edge at work; for those looking to acquire cross-transferable skills; for volunteer diggers wishing to raise their game, impress their friends, and increase their enjoyment of archaeology and heritage through a greater skill set and knowledge base; through to people simply wishing to learn for the love of learning.


Location: Welby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Region: Midlands
Time period: Saxon/Medieval/Post Medieval
Accommodation provided: No
Level of experience required: None
Academic credit available: No, but designed around Archaeological Skills Passport
Age limit: All ages, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Dates: Week 1: June 6-10; Week 2: June 13-17
Cost: £450 per person; £350 for students (full- and part-time with NUS)
Contact name: Andy Gaunt
Contact address: Staffordshire House, Beechdale Road, Nottingham, NG8 3FH
Contact email: [email protected]
Website address: http://mercian-as.co.uk/welby.html
Social media:
Facebook – /mercianarch
Twitter – @mercianarch
Instagram – @mercian_archaeological

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