It is my pleasure to invite you to join me at my upcoming MA: Archaeology research excavation near Vryburg in the Northwest Province. Happening from 1 May 2016 to 27 May 2016 at Gamabot Farm. You are welcome to join me for the whole excavation period, or any part thereof.
Gamabot is a stonewalled settlement dating from ca. 1880 -1924, approximately 20km South West of Vryburg, North West Province. We will be excavating different types of structures.
RSVP: 18 March 2016 - Please let me know whether I can rely on your expertise on site and which dates you will be volunteering your trowel.
Accommodation - We will be staying in the Tiger Kloof Educational Institute’s dormitories. Rooms can sleep 6 people per room. Each room has its own ablution facility.
Costs - Accommodation: R2000-00 per person for the whole period. Shorter periods will be calculated individually proportional to the period of stay. For safety I request all to save R2000-00 for accommodation and back-up funds.
Travel - Own travel arrangements and at own cost.
Catering -Self catering. Everyone is responsible for own meals, snacks, and drinks. Kitchen with fridge/ freezer and braai area available.
(Jan kindly donated 2 sheep, so there will be some meals “on the house”. Skaapbraai! Details to follow.)
Admin Arrangements - Archaeologists able to attend only part of the excavation session should just please clearly indicate the dates we can expect you on site, so that we have a trowel ready for you.
Assembly Point - We will meet up at the Tiger Kloof Educational Institute main campus on 1 May 2016 at 16:00.
Pre-Excavation Presentation/Meeting - We will have a short presentation on the first evening, the 1st of May 2016 at 19:00, to orientate everyone to the history of the site and the expectations of the excavation.
a. Warm clothing
b. Cutlery (plates, cups, eating utensils, Tupperware)
c. Cooking utensils
e. Field kit (Sun block, hat, first aid, flasks, etc.)
f. Food, snacks, drinks
g. Your personal pharmacy as needed
I look forward to excavating with you and I appreciate your assistance in this regard.
Please contact me with any queries you might have.
With kind regards
MA Archaeology student (UNISA)
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