People interested in finding out more about archaeology can do so with a course at Experience Barnsley’s Discovery Centre.

The course aims to provide an introduction to archaeological techniques, theory and fieldwork, using local artefacts and including visits to nearby sites, led by an archaeologist.

The course includes investigating sites in the landscape, learning surveying skills, exploring buildings and townscapes and understanding how the past is presented to the public.

This fee-paying course takes place over seven sessions from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Fridays and runs from 12 September to 24 October.

For more information and to book a place contact the WEA on 0114 242 3609 or go to www.wea.org.uk   and quote C3663866

Introduction to Archaeology   Course Ref:C3663866
An introduction to archaeological techniques, theory and fieldwork, using artefacts from the Barnsley Archives collection and visits to nearby sites, led by a local archaeologist. The course includes investigating sites in the landscape, learning surveying skills, exploring buildings and townscapes, and understanding how the past is presented to the public.
Tutor: Tim Cockrell
Fees: £88.20 or free
Starts:  Friday 12 September 2014, 10:30am – 2:30pm for 7 Sessions
Venue: Barnsley Town Hall, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA

Operated by Barnsley Council, Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Visitors can uncover the story of Barnsley told through centuries-old artefacts, documents, films and recordings that have been donated by people living and working in the borough.

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