Trust Archaeological Project:
Taster Weekends 2017
Photographs and Notes on the 2014 Digging Season
The Copped Hall Trust Archaeological Project (CHTAP) offers
Taster Weekends to absolute
beginners who would like an opportunity to:
Excavate on a 'live' site, where they can make an actual contribution to the
archaeological investigation, and handle real artefacts from that site.
(2) Learn about several geophysics techniques, including setting up the equipment,
preparing the survey area, the surveying process and reviewing the rsults of the
survey. We hope to provide the opportunity to work with magnetometry, resistance
and ground penetrating radar equipment.
The weekends, which take place during the Festival of British Archaeology, are:-
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July
Starting time each day will be 9.30;
finish at 5.00 pm.
A professional archaeologist will introduce you
to excavating, stratigraphy, methods of archaeological investigation and to the geophysics processes,
and you can expect to spend most of your time actually digging or surevying, assisted by supervisors
who will help you as and when needed.
People of all ages (8 years and above) and
backgrounds are welcome.
To make the most of the weekend you need to be reasonably physically fit.
If you are below the age of 16, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who has
also signed up for the weekend.
All tools will be supplied, including trowels.
You will need to bring a sandwich lunch each day;
tea, coffee and drinking water will be provided.
and wash basins are a 250 metre walk from the site.
Wear suitable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and strong footwear (preferably boots).
not available at Copped Hall, but details of nearby B&B / hotel / hostel / camping accommodation
can be viewed here. The site is just off the
M25 motorway and easily accessible by car or bicycle.
Though not directly on any public-transport route, a taxi firm operates a service from Epping
Station on the London underground Central Line.
There is a limit to the number of people we can
accept on any one weekend, so, if you decide you want to come, please fill in the
BOOKING FORM and send it off promptly with a
cheque for 60 GB Pounds (made payable to The Copped Hall Trust).
For further information please contact
Mr Andrew Madeley: telephone 020 8491 6514, or email
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