There are some free online courses from the OU with an archaeolgial bent
in the Art and History bit of http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
Good teaching resources here as well.
Emma Smith wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been a silent member of the mailing list for a few months now. Whilst I
> find it all fascinating stuff, I am very much a novice so often feel out of
> my depth. I have joined a local archaeology group, but I would like to do
> some structured learning.
> I wondered if anyone knows about a course that I can do, where I can learn
> the grassroots of archaeology. I did a Classics A-level 14 years ago, so I
> do have some knowledge of classical archaeology which I guess is a start!
> I work full-time and I would be limited to courses in or around Cambridge,
> which probably means it would have to be a home 'distance learning' course,
> similar to the Open University but not at degree level.
> I've been searching the internet and it appears there was due to be a GCSE
> in Archaeology, but it was withdrawn by AQA. In any case, I would still need
> to find somewhere that could offer it to someone in my position.
> Well, I don't want waffle on too much! I thought I would try this list, as
> you all seem hugely knowledgeable on just about everything to do with
> archaeology! So, if anyone does have any ideas of where I can begin to look
> for a basic/starter course in archaeology, or point me in the right
> direction, I would be enormously grateful to hear your advice.
> Many thanks,