2 July—3 July 2020

Workshop: Archaeology at Ashton Court – 16 to 18 experience

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Due to these uncertain times, this event has been postponed until 2021. Ticket holders will be contacted and issued refunds as soon as possible.

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Archaeology at Ashton Court is an exciting community excavation involving local schools and members of the public.

Bristol Museum is funding a free action-packed experience for 20 students aged 16-18. This is a unique opportunity to find out what archaeology involves, take part in a real excavation and work as a team with professional archaeologists from Archeoscan and Wessex Archaeology.

Students will also learn transferable skills, meet new people, go behind the scenes at Bristol Museum and the University of Bristol and explore different careers in archaeology and the sciences. Sessions are suitable for complete beginners to those want to find out more.

Sessions include:

  • Dig it: help excavate at Ashton Court with local company Archeoscan
  • Building detectives: Learn how archaeologists use modern technology to help record historic buildings and create 3D models of Ashton Court’s historic interior with Wessex Archaeology.
  • Behind the scenes: take a tour of Ashton Court with the Friends of Ashton Court.
  • Amazing artefacts: Learn how archaeological objects are recorded, studied and looked after with Bristol Museum and the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
  • Cutting-edge archaeology: Find out about the latest archaeological research and scientific techniques with the University of Bristol.
  • Careers: a Q&A with representatives from Bristol Museum, the Portable Antiquities Scheme, Historic England, English Heritage, Wessex Archaeology and the University of Bristol.

Students will need to:

  • Be interested in learning about archaeology
  • Be punctual, reliable and able to commit fully to the programme.
  • Be enthusiastic and work as part of a team.
  • Be able to get to Ashton Court and Bristol Museum independently.
  • Provide all the information required to make this programme successful and keep you safe.

All places are funded by Bristol Museum and are free to attend provided you:

  • Are 16-18 years at the time of the course
  • Have permission for from your school/college/carer to be off timetable