An exciting opportunity to break ground at the wonderful Harlaxton Manor in central England is now available. This first season of the archaeology field school, will aim to make this one of the most inclusive field schools in Britain, with tailored opportunities for enabled archaeologists and those with mental health support needs, and an exceptionally diverse team of supervisors and diggers.
The project will be hosting both American and British students, expecting daily visits from members of the local community, and receiving expert input from the Ministry of Defense’s award-winning archaeology program, Operation Nightingale.
With evidence from the Iron Age to the present, the team will be investigating three key areas of the grounds: a suspect iron age enclosure, the ‘thunder house’ of the early Victorian walled garden complex, and the training trenches from WWI.
There are options to participate in this experience either as a day visitor, whether you are from the local area or just plan to book your own accommodation nearby, or as a week-long program participant staying with them at the Manor.
Day visitors: Day visitors may choose from any of the days that this field experience will be running to come and participate. Lunch will be included. The day visitor rate is 20 GBP/day*.
Week-long participants: Those who choose this option will be housed in the “study abroad” student rooms at Harlaxton Manor, which include a bed (with linens), desk, and wardrobe and bathrooms down the hall. 3 meals a day in the refectory are also included for these participants. The week participant rate is 300GBP/week*.
*All fees will be waived for veterans, enabled archaeologists, and those from the local area (NG32 postcode). (But registration still required)
The deadline to sign up for these experiences is May 15, 2022.
Project runs for the whole of June
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