Congratulation on your accomplishments. If your group has acheived so much
in four year, what an acheivement!
Good Luck to your members who are undertaking the certificate courses and
I no longer play an active role in archaeology, other than to teach it in a
six form college. Too many years working in adverse conditions, plus a
childhood injury have lead to chronic arthritis and a registered disability.
However, this has not dampened my enthusiam and enjoyment for archaeology. I
will let my ex students know about NAD at Newark, I know some of them are
keen to witness geo-phys in action. A couple could be interested in joining
FARI. as there is limited activity in our area. I used to run courses for
the WEA, but no longer as college takes up most of my time at present.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Tyndall" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: Community Archaeology and Training
> We started our local group about 4 years ago and right from the start
> of us who had some experience in archaeology were keen to ensure that
> everyone was well grounded in the basic principles, particularly when it
> came to recording etc. For this reason we decided to make use of the MOLAS
> system for Single Context recording and taught this in house but under
> advisement from other arcaheologists. We also now run a series of courses
> each spring in conjunction with the WEA on specialist aspects of
> archaeology such as pottery identification.
> We then bring in occasional speakers from the local professional units to
> give talks on things like Desk Top Assessments and Excavation reports.
> As I say most of what we do is in house and seems to suit the level of
> activity that we undertake. We have had people digging for one of the Two
> men in a Trench programs and are encouraged that we didn't make fools of
> ourselves :-)
> Off the back of the group we now have three members who are starting
> certificate and degree courses in archaeology and have been told that
> membership of the group did help in their applications so I think we must
> be doing something right.