Weekend Courses


This course will give beginners and those with some basic knowledge the chance to find out and take part in fieldwork based at the All Saints Church, North Street site. If you have more experience and want to attend that is not a problem as we can easily gear the training towards your experience and ability. You will get the chance to excavate the site, and explore archaeological techniques with the experts from York Archaeological Trust, as well as see behind the scenes and find out more.

Weekend Course Dates and Details :-

April 11th & 12th

August 22rd & 23th

October TBC

Basic Schedule -

Saturday: 9.30am Induction & Introductions followed by work on site for the rest of the day until 5pm. There will be breaks in the morning and afternoon as well as a longer break for lunch (provided). In the evening there will be a meal provided for the group at 8pm.

Sunday: 9.30am straight into the archaeology with similar sessions as well as working with the finds from the site. If the weather is poor in the morning we will do a tour of the local area to avoid disturbing mass inside the church. Sundays will finish at 4pm.

The cost will be £130 per person which includes 2x lunches, evening meal on the Saturday and a pass to the YAT attractions. Previous Archaeology Live! trainees of FoYAT members have a reduced rate of £110.

We have a lower age limit of 16. This is dropped to 14 if accompanied by a parent guardian who is also completing a course.

To reserve a space email trainingdig@yorkat.co.uk  

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