If you are between 16 and 160 years of age this is for you! This is a public participation initiative, so anyone with a passion for archaeology can join in the fun. You don't have to be a registered student or professional, in fact, you don't even require previous fieldwork experience. Our intensive 2-day introduction course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to know your way around an excavation trench.
You'll be guided by experienced group leaders known as Trench Commanders; post-graduate students in archaeology with ample fieldwork experience. Karin Scott and Mariette Harcombe (HeritageworX) will co-ordinate the introduction course and facilitate the week's activities on site, while Prof Anton van Vollenhoven (Archaetnos) will serve as the project leader and Principle Investigator on site.
Costs: R2200.00 per person includes
- the Introduction to Archaeology Course and all course material
- All food and refreshment during the course and on site
- Certificate of participation
Note: We do not cover nor arrange transport or accommodation
A 50% deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure your place.
If you are a registered student or paid up member of a relevant society e.g. South African Archaeological Society, Historical Society, The South African Amateur Palaeontological Society you are entitled to a 10% discount. We are always willing to discuss special rates for group bookings of 5 or more people.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us ASAP to reserve your place on the team or if you should have any questions
We look forward to having you as a part of the 2017 East Fort Team!