The Field School at Silchester
2018 and 2019 saw the field school return to Silchester, offering University of Reading students the opportunity to experience up to four weeks of practical archaeology in the field. The field school offers hands-on experience introducing the techniques of an excavation, from recognising archaeological contexts and features on the site through to cleaning, excavating and recording them. Students will gain direct experience in all aspects of the excavation, from recognising ancient artefacts to learning how to read the wider landscape. As well as technical expertise, fieldwork helps to develop transferable skills including observation and understanding, problem solving, team work and communication skills.
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