Archaeological Training opportunities: 25th Feb (Aerial photography) and 18th March 2017 (Historic building recording)

Eye in the Sky: A Young Person’s Guide to Aerial Photography

Saturday 25 February 2017, 10:00am - 12:30pm

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, IP28 6HG

Aimed at young people aged 8-18, this session looks at the different types of aerial photography available to archaeologists and explains how we use these images to recognise and record archaeological features. There will be lots of photographs to look at and plenty of hands-on activities, including viewing photographs in 3D and the chance to have a go at mapping features for yourself. The session is free but places need to be booked via EventBrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eye-in-the-sky-a-young-persons-guide-to-aerial-photography-tickets-31964811612 

 

 

An Introduction to Historic Building Recording

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10:00am - 16:00pm

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, IP28 6HG

This study day, based at the West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, provides a practical introduction to the methods and techniques used to record the fabric, fixtures and fittings of historic buildings. Following a class-based introduction to the subject, the rest of the day will be spent getting hands-on practice recording the reconstructed buildings in the Anglo-Saxon village itself. These buildings are actually an archaeological experiment testing different ideas about how the Anglo-Saxons built their houses, as part of which they are recorded at regular intervals, so the session also forms an important part of the on-going work at the village too. The session is free but places need to be booked via EventBrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-historic-building-recording-tickets-31756726223