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Island Archaeology Field School - Jersey

14 days
Duration
799 GBP/year
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About

The Island Archaeology Field School - Jersey at The University of Exeter is run in partnership with Jersey Heritage. 

Overview

Structure of the Island Archaeology Field School - Jersey at The University of Exeter

Week one will examine Approaches to Prehistoric Landscapes in Jersey with Dr Matt Pope and comprise classroom sessions, field trips and fieldwork. The classroom session will cover mapping, recording and interpretation of the prehistoric record through geoarchaeological approaches.  Outside of the classroom we will make use of Jersey diverse and dramatic landscape to explore different types of preservation context from Ice Age sediments of the foreshore to buried Neolithic landscapes. Parts of the fieldwork will help to support the Archaeological Map of Jersey project being run subsequently by Dr Helen Dawson and JICAS by providing geoarchaeological characterisation for parts of the island which have so far been uninvestigated.

Week two examines the Archaeological Map of Jersey with Dr Helen Dawson and comprise a pilot study with students conducting important preliminary ground work which will inform and shape future fieldwork. In order to achieve this, students involved in the field school will receive training in field survey techniques, landscape archaeology, and comparative island archaeology. The starting point for the survey comprises the known distribution of prehistoric sites from the Jersey Historic Environment Record and the new results of the recent LiDAR survey conducted on the island by Jersey Heritage. As a first step, the study will compare the two datasets using a GIS software: overlaying the datasets will lead to identifying areas of archaeological interest that require further investigation. The subsequent step will be to visit these locations in the field and carry out an initial assessment of the intensity and extent of human activity, using established field survey techniques.  

Programme Structure

Morning sessions - classroom

  • Map recording and interpretation of the prehistoric record through geoarchaeological approaches.  

  • Compare datasets using a GIS software

  • Overlay datasets 

  • Identify areas of archaeological interest that require further investigation

  •  Provide geoarchaeological characterisation for parts of the island which have so far been uninvestigated

Afternoon sessions - fieldwork

  • Exploring Jersey’s diverse and dramatic landscape  

  • Exploring different types of preservation context from Ice Age sediments of the foreshore to buried Neolithic landscapes

  • Training in field survey techniques, landscape archaeology, and comparative island archaeology

  • Carrying out an initial assessment of the intensity and extent of human activity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 14 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • If you are at university or studying at university level but under the age of 18, please enter the following answer at the top of the page 'No, but I will be 18 by the start of the programme' regardless of whether you will be 18 and then ensure you enter your correct date of birth on the application form. Once you have submitted your application form, we will then be in touch to discuss whether the programme will be suitable for you.
  • Ensure your full name is exactly as printed on your passport.
  • All applications must use the English alphabet at all times.
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  • Ensure that your address is not a temporary university residence or please notify us if your address is due to change over the summer.
  • Ensure that you tick whether you intend to take one or two courses and are fully aware of the workload should you decide to do two courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    799 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 799 GBP per year during 14 days.
  • National

    799 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 799 GBP per year during 14 days.
  • Cost: £799 for certificate and in partnership with Jersey Heritage.
  • Cost: £2500 for credit as part of the University of Exeter’s International Summer School.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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