26 October: Fieldwalking Training Day
Fieldwalking Training Day with Dr. Clive Bond
About the Event:
A field in Syleham. Meeting place will be confirmed by phone. Please note this event is for members only, so please make sure you have joined up or renewed your subscription!
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Fieldwalking is a much used archaeological technique which can locate archaeological sites and areas of past human activity across a landscape. It identifies if there is the possibility of an archaeological interest in an area and its possible character (e.g. a settlement, temple or industrial area), and the technique can pin-point the approximate date of activity (e.g. Mesolithic, Iron Age, Roman, etc). It may also indicate what that activity may have been (e.g. habitation, tool-making, worship, etc.). It is simple to do, but one which provides a wealth of information. Generally, a grid is laid out across the area under survey, and then participants walk over the area to be investigated in an orderly sequence, locating finds such as pottery and flint that are found on the surface.
About Dr. Clive Jonathon Bond BA Hons, MA, PhD, FSA Scot.
Clive is a landscape archaeologist, and lithics and prehistoric pottery specialist. He’s period specialism is, later Upper Palaeolithic to later Bronze Age in Europe and Britain. Clive is a Visiting Research Fellow in Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, The University of Winchester and is Chairperson of the West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society. He has directed a number of successful and funded community outreach projects, and is keen to support Waveney Valley Community Archaeology Group. He is local, born and bred in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and keen to support local archaeology, for local communities….