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CITiZAN Volunteer training event: Bricks, Tiles and the South Humber

25.04.2020 to 26.04.2020

Waters' Edge, Barton-Upon-Humber, DN18 5JR

Time: 10.00-16.00

Price: Free

Join CITiZAN for this two-day volunteer event, which will introduce you to coastal and intertidal archaeology of the UK and give the opportunity of recording features associated with the well-known Barton tile and brick industry.

There is well documented historic evidence for the coastal industries of the south bank of the Humber. Volunteers will get the chance to learn archaeological practices to help us document the hulk and jetty features associated with brick production and trade at the site. We’ll also encourage you to develop the skills to monitor and record features at-risk to climate change effects around the Humber, in the future, using the CITiZAN app and/or online recording system.

Day 1: We’ll look at the archaeological record of the UK, with specific reference to coastal and intertidal history and prehistory. There will be a session out on the Barton foreshore to get a look at the local features many people will know and love; as well as discuss how we record and monitor sites at-risk of all the processes associated with climate change in the Humber. All this based in and around the beautiful Waters’ Edge Country Park. Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Day 2: We’ll venture out to Foster’s Wharf (c. 1 mile from the centre) and spend some time at low tide recording the features there and getting used to the CITiZAN app, online record system and paper recording methods you can use in future. You’ll come away with the skills to continue your own recording, with our support, and to join us on future fieldwork in and around the Humberside area or round the UK.

Both days will be 10.00-16.00, with a lunch break in between, Note that you will need to bring your own lunch. During this time there will be plenty of opportunity to chat and discuss the archaeology of the south Humber area. The Waters’ Edge centre has ample, free parking for volunteers during both days in the main visitor’s car park and the Honey Pot Café will be open for lunch over both days (there is also plenty of shops and cafés nearby).

Places are free, but advanced booking is necessary through Eventbrite. If you have special requirements, please contact sgriffiths@mola.org.uk before booking.

 

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