Dissecting the dirt

Age range: 16 - 25 | Price: £50 per 6 sessions | Project by: Fulham Palace
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About Project

Dissecting the dirt
Archaeology and project management skills course for ages 16-25.

We’re inviting young people aged 16 – 25 to join us for a brand new series of workshops which will give them skills for the future.
This course is perfect for students with a keen interest in archaeology, history, geography and geology, and those looking to develop professional transferable skills. Students will learn both project management and people management skills, as well as skills used in the field by archaeologists
Supported by our community archaeologist, Alexis, students will begin sessions assisting with our Young Archaeologists Club and later will plan and facilitate sessions for them. In the afternoon, they will get in-depth archaeological training, inspiring their love of history. Although the titles sound technical, they will be delivered in an accessible way, with plenty of interactive elements to support learning.
These full day sessions will be fun and active opportunities to gain valuable skills for the future.
Term dates
Each month has a different theme and students will learn different skills.
The course runs from Saturday 25 April to Saturday 17 October 2020
Saturday 25 April Community archaeology
Saturday 16 May The archaeological record
Saturday 20 June Site formation
Saturday 18 July Stratigraphic analysis
Saturday 19 September Finds processing
Saturday 17 October Finds dating, and understanding the history of a site through archaeology
The course costs £50, which includes all materials. There is a one hour lunch break, students will need to bring their own lunch, or alternatively they can purchase lunch from the Palace’s café.
There are two fully funded bursary places for this course. The bursary includes the course fee as well as covering reasonable travel expenses.

Find out more: email education@fulhampalace.org or call 020 7751 2432 for more information. Students can visit fulhampalace.org/dissectingthedirt for information and to book their place.

Project availability


Each session includes a one hour lunch break.

Application is required for this project

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In-person Support
Target Young People
Cost £50 per 6 sessions
Age of participants 16 - 25
Location Fulham Palace education centre
Bishop's Avenue
London, SW6 6EA
Available from - to 25/04/2020-17/10/2020
Fulham Palace