Following requests from several interested parties this two day course will take place in January 31st and February 1st (Saturday and Sunday) and will be based in Norham. The aim of the course will be to look at the basics of archaeological metal detecting, how the project’s standard machines work, how we use them as archaeologists and how to recover finds identified through metal detecting.
The first part of the day (31st January) 0900-1300 will be based in doors at Norham Village Hall. The course will them move out doors to examine a field currently under grass in the vicinity of the Norham at Ladykirk on the Scottish side. This practical experience is the best way to learn metal detecting with the support of the project’s metal detecting expert Ian Glendinning.
Day two will be to provide a further opportunity to practice (and will for those who missed it on day one provide an opportunity to hear Ian’s indoor talk again).
This course is aimed at those with no or limited experience.
There will be 10 places per day. Priority on day 2 will be given to those who attend day 1.
For any questions or bookings please contact Chris on Flodden500@Gmail.com
If you want to take part you will need to be a fieldwork member of TillVAS (£2 for a year’s cover – you can pay Ian on the day. If you have already paid in the last 12 months you are already covered)