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Lead Tutor: Stewart Ainsworth from TV’s Time Team
Place: Epiacum Roman Fort & historic landscape. CA9 3BG
Dates: 8th – 10th September 2017
Cost £225 – For booking details see bottom of page.
Join Stewart Ainsworth and friends at one of his favourite scheduled sites in England.
Learn how to read and interpret over 2000 years of history on this unspoilt landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Stewart Ainsworth is an eminent archaeologist, known for his pragmatism and landscape investigation skills. In 2012 he undertook a remote sensing LIDAR survey of Whitley Castle farm for English Heritage which showed intriguing features probably from multiple historic periods.
Epiacum Roman Fort sits within 400 acres that have been gently farmed for millennia. Close to Alston town, it is famous for its moles who have excavated many Roman artifacts and the site also featured on ITV’s ‘Robson Green’s Tales of Northumberland’!
Here’s a video of Stewart at the very start of the 2014 excavations of a prehistoric roundhouse identified through his LIDAR survey of the farm. A video diary of the 6 days of excavations can be seen here.
Only 30 places, so book early!
Arrive on the evening of Friday 8th September. Participants will have a joint evening meal followed by an introductory lecture about the heritage of the site and recent research from Stewart Ainsworth and site historians.
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th will be spent on site with Stewart delivering tutorials to develop your landscape archaeology skills in the field, examining features suspected to range from prehistoric to medieval. As part of our ongoing research programme, live excavations are expected to be ongoing on site in the week prior to the masterclass. The findings from these digs will be included in the masterclass.
Evening meal on Friday, and packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday, plus light refreshments are included.
Accommodation, breakfasts and Saturday evening meal must be arranged separately.
Cost £225 per person.
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Discounts available to Friends of Epiacum.
NB all details are provisional and may be subject to change.