25-29 September 2017
This workshop will introduce students to how research excavations and contract excavations are planned and executed and how these were performed earlier in history. The students will take part in excavations, discuss sampling strategies and handle artefacts in the field, all in order to understand how museum collections are produced and how they can be utilised for future research.
Furthermore, it will demonstrate the importance of understanding the processes through which samples are excavated, curated and selected. This workshop will be organised in cooperation with Kalmar County Museum , who performs contract archaeology in Southern Sweden, and the Sigtuna Museum.