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From Dig to Lab and beyond

Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury, and chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond.


Delivered by FutureLearn, the course offers the opportunity to get a taste of what studying an archaeology degree at university is like, or to just enjoy learning more about this fascinating subject.

An excavation is more than just digging with a trowel. You'll investigate how and where to dig, collect, record and store precious finds and take a closer look at what you can learn from a discovery once you've found it.

One of the most intriguing finds of all is a burial site and you'll examine the archaeological methods employed in the study of the dead. How can you recreate the life, health and occupation of an individual just from their skeletal remains?

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Get a real feel for university life, meet Archaeology staff and students, join in some hands-on sessions, and explore our state-of-the-art facilities.

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