Looking for experience in archaeology? York Archaeological Trust’s long-running training excavation is currently undergoing a revamp, but we have exciting plans for 2020!
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York Archaeological Trust’s Archaeology Live! training excavations offer the chance to experience the incredible archaeology that lies beneath the ancient streets of York. Since 2001, the project has allowed thousands of people to get hands-on experience of the discipline with expert tuition from full-time professional archaeologists. The project was also one of the first excavations to be entirely funded by the people who take part.
Our team are currently creating a range of new courses that will offer detailed introductions to various aspects of on and off-site archaeological processes. Whether you are starting out on a career in archaeology, or just want to know more about the discipline, we hope to offer something of interest and all are welcome to take part!
What courses do we offer?
For an idea of the courses we hope to offer, the links below should give you a good idea of our core range.
Do I need experience?
None at all. Think of these courses as a head start or as a more in-depth look at what happens after an excavation is completed.
How do I book?
While we are not open for bookings yet, please sign up to the mailing list at the top of the page. If you have any specific questions, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the team will get right back to you with any further information that you require.
Can I fill in parts of my BAJR Skills Passport with these courses?
Absolutely, we’re always happy to fill in Skills Passports. You can learn more about them here.
For more in-depth coverage on previous seasons and some of those star finds look through our week-by-week archive of site diaries. The diaries focus on the experiences of our trainees and will give you an idea of what to expect during your time with Archaeology Live!
An Archaeology Live! training experience will provide new ways to learn about and participate in archaeology. Any other specific requests for training may also be available on application. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course.