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The Archaeology

The Harpswell Landscape and Community Project is a multi-faceted archaeological and historical research framework exploring the development of Harpswell, Lincolnshire, a village located approximately 12miles north of Lincoln, England.

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Academic Credit

This fieldschool grants full academic credit to students completing four weeks attendance and the assessment task.

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HIstoric Lincoln City

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The Lincoln Archaeological Field School is open to all students taking history, archaeology, anthropology or related degree programmes who wish to gain fully accredited fieldwork experience. During 2017 the Field School will run from 19th June to 15th July.
The Field School takes place over a period of four weeks, working Monday to Friday each week. The experience is primarily excavation-based but there will also be opportunities to participate in geophysical survey activity and lab-based processing of artefacts and environmental material. Tuition will be a mixture of on-site training in practical skills, supported by formal lectures and workshops, all delivered by experienced academic and professional archaeologists.
harp-feat The Field School will accept a limited number of external students during 2017, who will join Bishop Grosseteste’s own undergraduate and postgraduate students in project activities. In addition, a small number of trained volunteers will be present to support and deliver a range of public and community activities, and help to run the Open Day, which this year coincides with the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology on 15th July.
During the 2017 season, Field School participants will typically be given instruction in the following activities:

  • Archaeological project management including health and safety
  • Geophysical site survey techniques
  • Excavation strategy and decision making
  • Stratigraphic (single-context) recording systems
  • Completing archaeological context descriptions
  • Plan and section drawing
  • Surveying and levelling (including DGPS survey)
  • Archaeological photography
  • Processing and recording archaeological artefacts, including basic conservation methods
  • Processing environmental archaeological samples, including flotation sieving
  • Introduction to the post-excavation process

  • All the details academic side of the dig can be found on the academic credit and academic specifications pages.

  • A full list of everything you will need can be found on our equipment page

  • For full details of how to enrol on the fieldschool, go to the enrolement page.

  • Want to stay with us and make your fieldschool experience a residential?
    No problem! Just head over to the accomodation page to find out more details.




Dr Duncan Wright

Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at BGU, specialising in interdisciplinary studies of settlement, landscape and conflict. Duncan’s interests focus on the development of kingship, and the changing role of metalworkers detectable through the study of elite settlement complexes.

Charles Simpson

Fieldwork Supervisor
Charles is a fieldwork archaeologist of over 9 years experience and, together with Zoe – the Finds Specialist, runs a sucessful archaeology and heritage company – Banks Newton Heritage.

Zoe Tomlinson

Finds Specialist
Zoe has worked in archaeology, museums & heritage for over 20 years. She specialises in community archaeology & archaeological finds, particularly Roman painted plaster and building materials.