Volunteers needed to help solve an archaeological mystery in Sunderland
YAC has been told about an amazing opportunity for budding archaeologists of all ages, in Sunderland in Tyne and Wear.
Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, professional archaeologists from Wardell Armstrong will be investigating an archaeological mystery... and they need your help!
"The site is a bit of a mystery", Frank Giecco from Wardell Armstrong told YAC, "there is a very nice cropmark recorded on the site that got lots of people very excited. Geophysics was then undertaken but failed to find anything relating to the cropmark. There is anecdotal evidence of Roman material being found, but nothing officially recorded. We hope to finally answer the question of what is in this field, during the two weeks on site. Is there evidence of any Roman occupation on the site? Can you help us find out?"
This is an opportunity for both adults and children to take part in fieldwalking, trial trenching (small hand dug test pits for children) and finds washing. No experience is necessary, training will be provided by the professional archaeologists from Wardell Armstrong, and all equipment will be provided.
The archaeological work will run from Monday 23rd October until Friday 3rd November.
Volunteers can attend for as few or as many days as they wish, but they do need to book a place.
For more information, and to book your place, please contact Norman Kirtlan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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