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Postby Oxgirl36 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:52 am

Thanks to colinj70's post viewtopic.php?f=50&t=85866 I've noticed that there will soon be a free 2 week course called Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond

It''s 3 hours study for each of the 2 weeks, so 6 hours in total. Sounds like a great introduction to knowing how our archeology friends approach a dig. Personally knowing how to preserve the site and record any details of an important find (if I'm ever that lucky!!) would be invaluable. For that type of investment of my time I think I'll get a great amount of knowledge.

If you register now they'll tell you when the course is scheduled. Assume enough registrations of interest triggers it being scheduled. So if you're interested please do register. I'll report back on how good it is after I've done it.

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https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/archaeology
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby f8met » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:49 am

I did one this year. Really interesting.
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby liamnolan » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:46 pm

Just logged on and registered! Liam OooO
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Gary_Graham » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:50 pm

Sounds like an great idea.


I'm in.



Maybe we could get our heads together and give the Archaeologists a basic course in what we do.
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby GeoffBristol » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:01 pm

Just registered as well ::g
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby lord lovell » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:19 pm

sounds interesting the Lords in ::g
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Oxgirl36 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:32 pm

look forward to being your fellow classmates x
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby liamnolan » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:52 pm

Do we have a graduation booze up afterwards? Liam :D
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Saffron » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:36 am

Liam said about a booze up after so I have registered as well.

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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Steve_T » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:51 am

Sounds interesting, I'm in an registered ::g

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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Saffron » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:19 am

Just been looking in a bit more depth at this and see that under the Courses option there is a list of 242 new or upcoming courses listed covering a wide range of subjects, so if this course does not interest you some others might do so. Most are 2-6 weeks and only 2-6 hours per week so not a massive commitment in time.

I also noticed this page https://www.futurelearn.com/learning-guide which might well help anybody doing this course, or any studying for that matter.
"Make your learning fun and effective with our free e-book - 60 pages of study tips and expert advice from learners and educators."

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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Oxgirl36 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:45 am

liamnolan wrote:Do we have a graduation booze up afterwards? Liam :D


I'm in :D
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby lord lovell » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:55 am

Booze up now your talking ::g <:-P
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby liamnolan » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:53 pm

The metal detecting community is fast becoming "Community Archaeologists" Many possess years of experience and knowledge in dealing with small finds ID for example. They may not have letters after their name or attended a graduation ceremony but they are a valuable source of ID reference for many museum staff.
Good to see some interest in this topic and that there are lots of other learning options available for study. Liam OooO
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby nexus john » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:39 pm

Looks good and I've signed up too now just wait till they contact me.
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby liamnolan » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:14 pm

When it starts maybe Oxgirl can start off a topic to discuss how the course progresses, Liam :;@
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Si Richards » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:20 pm

Thanks for posting this link, looking forward to it
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby chemicaldog » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:55 pm

Just registered, looks really interesting. Can't wait for the booze up :D
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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby Fisher1266X » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:24 pm

liamnolan wrote:Do we have a graduation booze up afterwards? Liam :D


I KNEW if alcohol was included Liam would be up for it =))
I'm in :)) =))

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Re: Free on-line introduction to archeology course

Postby ninja nige » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:57 pm

hello.
My girlfriend has done this and several others
She said its fairly basic intro level stuff, good for people who have never done this type before.
worth doing
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