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Anyone interested in learning about woodland archaeology. Suitable for general interest, woodland owners, foresters, woodland managers, and those involved in community woodlands

Course overview

  • Introduction
  • Geology and landscape history
  • Place names; archive and OS / Tithe maps
  • Industrial processes associated with woodland
  • Identifying features in the wood (outdoor exercise):

    • boundary banks,
    • coppice stubs,
    • iron working,
    • charcoal,
    • saw pits

  • Where to go next for further advice; recommended reading
  • Reasons for recording archaeological features
  • Measuring and surveying techniques for recording archaeological features – know what measurements are relevant for a given feature, know how to take them, recording the elements of a feature
  • Use of equipment
  • Practical recording exercises in the wood
  • Adding information to the Heritage Environment Record

Course reference: FOP028

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:


8th December 2018

Time: 10:00- 16:00

Location: Plumpton 



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