Sherwood Forest Archaeological Field Training Schools
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Take your skills to the next level by joining our week long
Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Field School 2017at King John’s Palace.
As well as the above all school attendees will receive the following:
Week A: July 10th -
Week B: July 17th -
Week C: July 31st -
Week D: August 7th -
Price £275 per person
Students returning from 2014, 2015 or 2016 will receive a
About King John’s Palace and Sherwood Forest
King John’s Palace (previously known as the King’s Houses) was the Royal Heart of Sherwood Forest in the Medieval period.
The site was visited by all 8 kings from Henry II to Richard II, with King John possibly holding a proto-
Recent Archaeological work by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC has helped to reveal the size and importance of the site, and has also interpreted the surrounding lordship as a ‘designed’ medieval romantic hunting landscape.
The palace was sat at the heart of medieval Sherwood Forest and provided amenities for hunting, royal retreat, and the entertaining of foreign royalty and important members of society.
As part of the field school attendees will have the opportunity to learn all about Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood, outlaws, foresters, the landscape of Sherwood Forest in medieval times, the forest law, courts, offences and judiciary, the Palace at Clipstone, monasteries, chapels and hermitages, hunting parks, Nottingham Castle , Sheriffs and much much more about life in Medieval Sherwood Forest…
All included as part of the field school:
In the meantime have a look at the following websites for more information:
For more information please see our King John’s Palace and Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project pages, and The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sherwoodforesthistory
Location map of King John’s Palace:
You can book your place for any of the weeks of the field school via a number of ways:
Places are limited so please book promptly to avoid disappointment.
If you are coming to our field school and you are new to Sherwood Forest why not stay a while and have a look at some of the other things there are to do in this landscape of legends…
During the course of the Field School there will be a FREE (optional) evening tour of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
King Clipstone is approximately 3 miles from the Sherwood Forest National Reserve, home of the world famous Major Oak.
This 1,000 year old ancient veteran oak is perhaps the most famous tree in England and is reputed to be the legendary hideaway of Robin Hood.
During the course of the field School we can take you on a guided tour of the nature reserve and show you some of the other majestic veteran oak trees, and take you on a journey through the landscape and archaeology of this legendary forest.
This is a great opportunity to wander through Sherwood Forest and learn from the people who know its history and heritage.
Please note that Archaeology can be quite physically demanding, so please contact to discuss any limiting factors with regard to you undertaking fieldwork. There are aspects of the course such as finds processing that are less physically challenging. Please contact us if you have any issues.
Please note we do not provide accommodation. We can provide a list of local accommodation from camping to hotels-
Any list provided should not be seen as a recommendation by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.
By booking a place on the field school you are agreeing to abide by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC’s
TERMS and CONDITIONS and by our CODE of CONDUCT.
2014, 2015 &/or 2016 Students re-
Everyone else please use the options below:
Click on the pictures below to see pictures from previous Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Field Schools:
Also included in the price for 2017 (optional attendance):
2 Evening field visits (optional attendance):
2 evening lectures (optional attendance) 6pm-
You will receive training and experience in many techniques of excavation,
including ALL the Core Skills of the Archaeological Skills Passport:
Plus many higher level archaeological techniques that make up the Secondary Skills of the Archaeology Skills Passport including:
As well as covering skill requirements for the Passport we also provide:
This is not an ordinary field school -
As well as offering the best in archaeological training and support, the 2017 Field School is tailored towards enabling attendees to fulfil the requirements of the
Archaeological Skills Passport.
This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger.
For those wishing to develop their skills, for students and post-
Everyone is welcome… no previous knowledge or experience is required…
To book a place on week July 10th -
or If you require more information before booking please contact us through the enquiry box below with “Field School” as the type of enquiry:
To book a place on week July 17th -
To pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact us below stating which week you wish to attend and how you wish to pay.
To book a place on week C July 31st -
To book a place on week D August 7th -