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:



King John's Palace, Sherwood Forest


Dates:


Week A: July 10th - 14th 2017

Week B: July 17th - 21st 2017
 

Week C: July 31st  - August 4th 2017

Week D: August 7th - 11th

Price £275 per person


Students returning from 2014, 2015 or 2016 will receive a
10% discount


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-parliament there in the early 13th century and Edward I holding Parliament there in 1290.

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


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Location map of King John’s Palace:

Payment options


You can book your place for any of the weeks of the field school via a number of ways:


  1. You can pay for your place in full online via the ‘buy now’ option below for the required week. This includes a £100 non-refundable deposit.
  2. You can pay a £100 non-refundable deposit via the second  ‘buy now’ option below for the required week.  This will reserve your place until we receive your full payment which is required by 31st May 2017.
    You can pay by cheque in FULL or £100 deposit. In order to pay this way please contact us first via the contact box below stating “field School” in the  ‘type of enquiry box’ in order to ensure your place is reserved before sending a cheque. We will then be able to arrange where the cheque is sent to. Please tell us which week you wish to book on, and that you wish to pay by cheque, in the comments box provided.
  3. You can pay by direct bank transfer in FULL or £100 deposit. In order to pay this way please contact us first via the contact box below stating “field School” in the ‘type of enquiry box’ . Please tell us which week you wish to book on, and that you wish to pay by bank transfer, in the comments box provided.


Places are limited so please book promptly to avoid disappointment.



Experience Nottinghamshire Robin Hood Town Tours Nottingham Castle City of caves Nottingham Nottingham University Archaeology Museum Galleries of Justice Nottingham Creswell Crags Mansfield Museum

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…

Spa Ponds Nature Reserve, Forest Town THynghowe Trail Vicar Water County Park Clumber Park Sherwood Pines Ransom Wood The Jolly Bodgers of Sherwood Forest Newstead Abbey Wollaton hall and Deer Park Thoresby Courtyard Welbeck Estate

Thank you

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- but it is the responsibility of the individual booking on to the field school to organise their own accommodation.

Any list provided should not be seen as a recommendation by Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.


PLEASE NOTE:

 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.  

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2014, 2015 &/or 2016 Students re-booking for 2017 please click here to receive your 10% discount…


Everyone else please use the options below:

Click on the pictures below to see pictures from previous Sherwood Forest Archaeology Training Field Schools:



Field School Gallery 2015

Gallery 2014:

Field School Gallery 2014 Discover King John's Palace free excavation
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Sherwood Forest Archaeological Training Fieldschool 2016

Gallery 2016


Gallery 2015

Also included in the price for 2017 (optional attendance):


2 Evening field visits (optional attendance):


2 evening lectures (optional attendance) 6pm-7pm, subjects to include:

Archaeology Field School Sherwood Forest Finds LessonArchaeology Field School Sherwood Forest

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 - this is a ‘Training Field School’ where you will learn about all aspects of archaeological excavation and receive hands on training and learning from archaeological professionals in the heart of Sherwood Forest…

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.


Archaeological Training Field School 2017

This course is suitable for all levels from beginner to experienced digger.
 
For those wishing to develop their skills, for students and post-graduates seeking to fulfill the experience requirements of their courses… for those wishing to pursue a career in archaeology, or improve their knowledge to give them the edge at work… for those looking to acquire cross-transferable skills… for volunteer diggers wishing to raise their game, impress their friends, and increase their enjoyment of archaeology and heritage through a greater skill set and knowledge base…. through to people simply wishing to learn for the love of learning…


Everyone is welcome… no previous knowledge or experience is required…

Archaeology Field School Sherwood Forest http://www.archaeologyskills.co.uk/project/skills-passport/

Bookings


Non-refundable deposit for week at King John's Palace Field School July 10th -14th 2017.

King John's Palace Field School Week A (deposit)

£100.00

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£275.00

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Non-refundable deposit for week at King John's Palace Field School July 17th - 21st 2017.

King John's Palace Field School Week 17-21 (deposit)

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Non-refundable deposit for week at King John's Palace Field School July 31st - August 4th 2017

King John's Palace Field School Week C (deposit)

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King John's Palace Field School Week July 17-21

Payment in FULL for week at King John's Palace Field School July 31st - August 4th 2017

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King John's Palace Field School Week July 31 - Aug 4

To book a place on week July 17th - 21st 2017:

To pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact us below stating which week you wish to attend and how you wish to pay.

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Non-refundable deposit for week D of King John's Palace Field School August 7th - August 11 2017

King John's Palace Field School Week 7-11 (deposit)

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King John's Palace Field School Week Aug 7 - 11

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