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Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond

University of Reading via FutureLearn


Chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond.

We’ll show you around our field school at the Vale of Pewsey, a relatively untouched site compared to its famous neighbour, Stonehenge.

An excavation is more than just digging with a trowel. You’ll investigate how and where to dig, collect, record and store precious finds and take a closer look at what you can learn from a discovery once you’ve found it.

One of the most intriguing finds of all is a burial site and you’ll examine the archaeological methods employed in the study of the dead. How can you recreate the life, health and occupation of an individual just from their skeletal remains?

No prior experience of archaeology is needed. This course is designed for anyone interested in studying an archaeology degree at university. However, anyone with an enthusiastic interest in archaeology is very welcome to join us too.

Taught by

Duncan Garrow

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  • Isidora Dumitrov completed this course and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Excellent course for anyone looking to learn more about archeology. Things are very well explained. It gives you introduction in what is happening on dig, who works there, chronological timetable, idea about osteology and many more. It was my first online course and it gave me motivation to carry on.
  • Sheri Havens

    Sheri Havens completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Very basic archaeology course. Don't waste your time. Much better courses are out there. I was done with this course as soon as I got through listening to the videos and what little reading they had.
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    Dawn Gibson

    Dawn Gibson completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This was my first mini-course course (2 weeks), and my first FutureLearn course. I loved it! It was very informative, well organized, and user friendly.

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