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National Archaeology Week with CPAT

Work of national importance

What are these people doing?

They’re out and about for National Archaeology Week. Between the 14th and 22nd July the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust have given three local school students a unique opportunity to try some genuine archaeological techniques on a genuine prehistoric site, as part of their work experience programme. Close to Guilsfield, in north Powys, there is an Iron Age enclosure that, until this week, has never been surveyed by archaeologists. We felt that this week was the perfect time to carry out some survey work, ably assisted by young local people interested in a career in archaeology. The students will be trying their hands at topographical and geophysical survey, as well as basic but essential skills like map reading, site photography and archaeological drawing.

At the end of the week they will be helping to compile a new web page about their work. So watch this space for more news!

National Archaeology Week is aimed at families throughout the UK, and is organised by the Council for British Archaeology and the Young Archaeologists’ Club.