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Woodland Archaeology

Plumpton College
Course summary
1 hour
75 GBP
Lewes
Next available date: Contact for dates - Lewes
Professional Training

Course description

Woodland Archaeology:

This course is ideal for anyone interested in learning about woodland archaeology. It is also suitable for general interest, woodland owners, foresters, woodland managers, and those involved in community woodlands.

COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Geology and landscape history
  • Place names; archive and OS / Tithe maps
  • Industrial processes associated with woodland
  • Identifying features in the wood (outdoor exercise):
  • boundary banks,
  • coppice stubs,
  • iron working,
  • charcoal,
  • saw pits
  • Where to go next for further advice; recommended reading
  • Reasons for recording archaeological features
  • Measuring and surveying techniques for recording archaeological features – know what measurements are relevant for a given feature, know how to take them, recording the elements of a feature
  • Use of equipment
  • Practical recording exercises in the wood
  • Adding information to the Heritage Environment Record

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No Qualification

About provider

Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training

Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...


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