MOLA Academy for Archaeological Specialist Training (MAAST)

27.09.2018 to 21.03.2019

Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED

Time: Thursdays from 16.30 - 18.30

Dates: 27 September 2018 - 21 March 2019

Price: Free

Thanks to generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Radcliffe Trust, the MOLA Academy of Archaeological Specialist Training (MAAST) is hosting its first free specialist-led archaeology training programme: Understanding Archaeological Artefacts. The programme will be run for 22 weeks by our internationally renowned archaeological experts, and invites those outside the professional archaeological community to contribute in piecing together stories of the past.

Participants will work with real archaeological material from a site in America Square, London, learning how to identify and record different types of artefacts once excavated, including pottery, glass, clay pipes, animal bones, and small finds, such as metal objects. The specialist-led classroom sessions and practical hands-on group workshops lead to an online and print publication of the archaeological material and is accredited by CIfA (Chartered Institute for Archaeologists). Sessions will every Thursday from 16.30 - 18.30 between the following dates: 

Term 1:  27 September - 6 December 2018

Term 2: 10 January - 21 March 2019

We are looking for 15 enthusiastic participants for this pilot programme and are eager to receive applications from people aged 18-30 and 60+.

To apply please complete the form below by 1 September 2018 and return to MAAST@mola.org.uk or by post to Magnus Copps, MAAST, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED.