Opportunities to participate in 2006

The Knowlton Prehistoric landscape Project is run by the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University. The project integrates a research led archaeological investigation with training, being a field-school for undergraduates on a number of programmes currently offered by the School ( BSc Archaeology, BSc Field Archaeology, FdSc Field Archaeology, BSc Archaeological and Forensic Science, BA Archaeology and Prehistory). About 60 students and staff will be participating in the project this upcoming season.

Two kinds of external participation are offered:

 Volunteers: Whether experienced in archaeology or not, volunteers are welcome to join the field school for a minimum of 2 weeks. Volunteers can expect to participate in a wide variety of excavation and field survey tasks and will receive appropriate tuition in the application of methods, approaches and procedures. A certificate of attendance will be provided for all volunteers.

Students:  Individuals engaged in a programme of study relating to archaeology anywhere in the world are welcome to join the field school. For 2006 participation is offerd at two levels:

For all participants, work on site will take place daily between 0900hrs - 1730 hrs, Sunday to Friday (with Saturdays off). All participants in the project should normally be aged 16 years or over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

2006 Application Form

Option 1 Volunteer participants including daily transport to the site from Bournemouth University (including tea and coffee) NB Minimum participation 2 weeks
£50 p/wk
Option 2
Student placement participation (minimum placement 2 weeks)
£85 p/wk
Option 3
Student participation for validated course (4 weeks)
Includes tuition fees, examination fees, course materials, tea and coffee, transportation to site from Bournemouth University.

N.B. None of the above costs include accommodation or meals

Bournemouth University is recognized by the US Department of Education (OPE ID 03350300). For North American students our Title IV code for HEA Programs is 03350300 and our British Columbia registration code is PVAE.

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Limited Accommodation is available in student residences in Bournemouth for the duration of your stay if required. Enquiries as to the type and price of accomodation available can be made by contacting Julie Gill at jgill@bmth.ac.uk or by telephoning +44(0)1202 965 823. Places will be offered strictly on a first come first served basis.  Other sources of accommodation in the  Bournemouth area is usually plentiful during the summer months (so long as you book in advance) and students and volunteers may of course make their own arrangements. As Bournemouth is a coastal tourist resort and is located near to a World Heritage Site (Dorset and Devon coast  Jurrasic coast) it commands a wide range of accommodation to suit the tastes and pocket of the individual.

Further information about accommodation available in and around Bournemouth can be obtained from Bournemouth Tourist Information Office. Tel +44 (0)1202 567 007 or website  : www.bournemouth.com

Applications and further enquiries

 An application form to join the project is available and will be sent to everyone registering an interest to participate or use the printable online version (2006 Application form). Completed forms together with payment and any other correspondence should be mailed to the address below. Cheques should be made payable to Bournemouth University.  Cancellations received before 31st May 2006 will be subject to a £25 administration fee.  Cancellations received after 31st May 2006 are non refundable.  Upon acceptance any further joining instructions will be forwarded to applicant. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2006.

Contact details:

Knowlton Prehistoric Landscape Project

School of Conservation Sciences
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Poole, Dorset
United Kingdom
BH12 5BB
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 59 52 55
Email: knowlton@bournemouth.ac.uk


This page was written and compiled by John Gale, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University. jgale@bmth.ac.uk
Last revised: Date 9th Feburay 2006