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You can become a Home Front Legacy Archaeologist by investigating and recording local First World War sites and buildings.
What is field recording?
Field Recording is a fun way of investigating and exploring a site. Field recording involves exploring a site ‘on the ground’ to discover remaining features, such as buildings and earthworks. Anything that is found is then recorded.
Archaeologists use Field Recording to create a record of historic landscapes and buildings.
What does field recording involve?
Field Recording involves many activities that are used to create a written and visual record based on the sites' physical remains and history. Field Recording often involves finding the site, taking a grid reference, identifying surviving features, taking photographs and writing a description.
Find out more about Archaeology and Field Recording in this guide
The HFL recording app gives you all the tools you need to record your local First World War sites. Investigate the sections below to learn how to record a site with the HFL recording app.
Taking a grid reference
A big part of Field Recording is finding your site on the ground. Investigating maps and photographs is a great way of finding a site, and can help you discover surviving buildings. Once a site is found a Grid Reference is taken to allow other people…
Writing your own site description
Writing a site description is like writing a story about your site. A written description of the sites' history, its location, and what remains is very important and is used to tell other people about your site. Take a look…
Taking your own site photographs
Archaeologists take photographs to show what remains of a site, to show the sites' location and to highlight important features. TOP SECRET mission In this mission you are a Home Front Legacy Archaeologist tasked…