Advanced Archaeological Excavation Course

Advanced Archaeological Excavation

2 Week Course-SS111-(6 ECTS or 3US Credit Hours)

Please Email us directly for pricing & dates- This course may be taken on its own or as part of a six week course with Introduction & Intermediate Archaeological Excavation. Credits for a 6 Week Combined Course are as follows – 18 ECTS or 9US Credit Hours.

Course Outline:

This intensive module is designed to train students in advanced-level skills of archaeological excavation. It will provide experience of all the necessary excavation and primary post-excavation skills, in addition to excavation management, team supervision, trainee tuition, and interaction with the public. This will be achieved through on-site talks and lectures, physical demonstrations, and hands-on experience.

 Who should apply:

This module is designed for those with substantial experience of archaeological excavation at general-operative and site-assistant level, seeking to advance their skills.


Two weeks, including middle Saturday.

Assessment (for those seeking academic credits):

Attendance at, and participation in, all scheduled fieldwork, field class and lectures.Completion of a Learner’s Journal (daily entries, Introduction and Conclusion, illustrations).

 Practical Fieldwork Content:

Field tuition in the following:  Site layout, cutting preparation, trowelling techniques, on-site sample processing, artefact recovery, feature excavation, the recording system, use of the automatic level, context sampling, excavation photography, context recording, section and profile drawing, plan drawing, equipment use, primary post-excavation procedures, excavation management, team supervision, trainee tuition, interaction with the public.

Fees  cover ALL of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance
  • Equipment
  • Transport to and from the site daily
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea break
  • Day trip – Guided tour around the Burren to visit some of the area’s most unique sites, including The Cliffs of Moher or Guided Visit around Medieval Galway 

If you are interested in applying for our Advanced Course please Email us directly for further details and we will be sure to get back to you as quickly as possible.