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Field work and field trips

Practical archaeology opportunities

All single and joint honours students participate in fieldwork, which is wholly or partly funded by the University. Students participate in excavations run by staff members, either in the UK or overseas, or in excavations run by other organisations, chosen with the help of the department’s fieldwork officer.

In recent years students have participated in excavations in Greece, Crete, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Israel as well as numerous projects in the UK.

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell

Nottingham students have the chance to participate in 'Digging the Peculiar': the Southwell Archaeology Project

 

 

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is usually carried out during the summer vacation and involves participation in an approved excavation.

You can choose the project, although many students prefer to work on an excavation organised by a member of staff. Staff currently have field projects in:

  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Britain
 

The world is your oyster if you come to Nottingham because the training is so good and it's such a respected university that they're happy to take students on outside digs.

Hillery Harrison (BA Archaeology) 

 
 
Fieldwork
3rd year student excavating at the Roman town of Venta Icenorum (Norfolk)
 

Field trips

Field trips can vary in length from one day up to a week. Day trips may involve visits to local and national museums, or local archaeological sites, including visits to York and Lincoln. The longer trips include visits to Hadrian’s Wall and early Christian sites in Ireland.

 

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