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Archaeological Geophysics uses a range of instruments and techniques to detect and map variations below the ground surface. These can be interpreted by archaeologists and effectively enable the experienced practitioner to ‘see’ possible archaeological features under the ground.
On this course delegates will learn about the different techniques of Geophysical survey undertaken in archaeology, and will also have the chance to undertake geophysical Resistance survey, Magnetometer survey, and Ground Penetrating Radar survey at a site in the Sherwood Forest Area, Nottinghamshire.
Classroom content will be taught at King John’s Palace, King Clipstone, Nottinghamshire.
The course will include a mixture of classroom and field-based working, enabling participants to learn through both taught theory and hands-on practical learning.
On this course delegates undertake the work in groups and collect real data in the field.
There will also be chance to learn about how this data can be used in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software, to produce maps ad plans.
The course will include:
Introduction and theory,
Laying out grids for surveying,
Geophysical Resistance survey,
Geophysical Magnetometer survey,
Ground Penetrating Radar survey,
Recording the location of grids,
Working with geophysical data in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey
Take your skills to the next level by joining our week long
Archaeological Geophysics Training Week 2024
at King’s Clipstone.
Price £400 per person
As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the geophysical survey training course is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil requirements of the Archaeological Skills Passport.
20th - 24th May 2024
*Please note that while aspects of this course will be in-depth, attendance on the course will not qualify delegates to work as an archaeological geophysicist; no matter how high the quality of tuition a week long course cannot substitute for the years of experience, training and knowledge required.
About King John’s Palace and Sherwood Forest
The classroom elements of the course are based at King John’s Palace in Kings Clipstone, Sherwood Forest- and teaching will include a study of the royal hunting lodge and palatial enclosure of the King’s Houses, now known as King John’s Palace, and the designed landscape that surrounded it.
King John’s Palace was the Royal Heart of Sherwood Forest in the Medieval period.
The site was visited by all 8 kings from Henry II to Richard II, with King John possibly holding a proto-parliament there in the early 13th century and Edward I holding Parliament there in 1290.
Recent archaeological work by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC has helped to reveal the size and importance of the site, and has also interpreted the surrounding lordship as a ‘designed’ medieval romantic hunting landscape.
The palace was sat at the heart of medieval Sherwood Forest and provided amenities for hunting, royal retreat, and the entertaining of foreign royalty and important members of society.
The landscape of Clipstone was identified by the course tutor as a designed romance landscape from the medieval period.
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Please note that this course includes a number of site visits which require delegates to walk for a number of miles at a time, so please contact to discuss any limiting factors with regard to you undertaking the course There are aspects of the course that are less physically challenging. Please contact us if you have any issues.
Delegates will be required to bring a laptop in order to take part directly in GIS and computer-based elements of the course.
Please note we do not provide accommodation. We can provide a list of local accommodation from camping to hotels- but it is the responsibility of the individual booking on to the field school to organise their own accommodation.
Any list provided should not be seen as a recommendation by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.
Please be aware that Archaeology can be quite physically demanding, so please contact to discuss any limiting factors with regard to you undertaking fieldwork. Please contact us if you have any issues.
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Geophysical Survey Course week: 20th - 24th May, 2024.
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If you are coming to our Landscape Archaeology course and you are new to Sherwood Forest why not stay a while and have a look at some of the other things there are to do in this landscape of legends…
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