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European Union funding to teach archaeology in Eur
#1
Someone at work today told me that it is possible for anyone under the age of 25, who is a recent archaeology graduate, to gain EU funding to teach archaeological excavation techniques to students in EU countries. Does anyone know who to contact regarding this? I've just tried searching on google and can't find anything about it.

Thanks.
#2
Quote:quote:Originally posted by mysteryman

Someone at work today told me that it is possible for anyone under the age of 25, who is a recent archaeology graduate, to gain EU funding to teach archaeological excavation techniques to students in EU countries. Does anyone know who to contact regarding this? I've just tried searching on google and can't find anything about it.

You may be too late. There was a project at Mt. Beuvray, France similar to what you describe. I think it ran in 2003. You can find out more by going to the IFA website http://www.archaeologists.net and finding the 'Training the Trainers' section.
#3
Bearing in mind recent discussions about the standard of new graduates, does anyone think that recent graduates under 25 should be teaching excavation techniques?

This is not to put the graduates down - it is just that the consensus seems to be that the Universities don't teach excavation techniques adequately for graduates to work effectively on site without further training, so presumably they can't teach what they don't know.

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#4
Not unless they started digging when they were about 10 and kept it up throughout uni.
#5
Having spoken recently to a number of people I work with who only did two weeks fieldwork experience at uni, I agree with you. I was just interested in finding out more about this. I only got given sketchy details so I don't know whether they would be teaching or just helping supervise students.
#6
Sorry, my comment was not meant as an attack in any way. I'm just really surprised that it is/was only open to under 25's. I'm an old lag now, but at 25 I had exactly no archaeological experience.
#7
Sorry if I sounded offended. I wasn't. I do agree that people 25 and under are genuinely lacking in experience. I'm 23 and have only six months experience. I only know the very little amount of information I was given so I don't know what responsibilities the people will need. I was told they would be teaching excavation techniques but the information I was given might not be very accurate.
#8
To add fuel to the general anti-uni ethos here, it is the case that many university dig "supervisors" are third year students, or post-grads if you're lucky!

We owe the dead nothing but the truth.
#9
Have to mirror everyones comments here- would be an extremely disturbing state of play if EU members needed to be taught by recent UK graduates.....having said that, there are times when newly graduated archs are forced to teach MIFAs tooWink
#10
Europe is not England - so many many ancient cultures, different chronologies, and then the language problem....nice idea but I really doubt if a graduate with bugger all digging time would be asked to lecture on it in England...so why Europe?

Still if the wages were better than what I take now I would maybe get the false papers that said born in Stoke in 1982. Smile

Just give me a cold Becks


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