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14 June 2006
Bristol University Archaeology courses

New courses on offer this coming Autumn term and into Spring 07 at Bristol's Archaeology & Anthropology Department:
     '10,000 Years in One Mile: the Archaeology and History of Brean Down' - Course explores the rich archaeology of this Somerset headland including Bronze Age barrows. Students meet in the classroom for the Saturday and attend a fieldtrip to Brean Down on Sunday (students will have to make their own way there). A weekend course from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2006. Fee†£40.
     'Island Archaeology' - Islands are enigmatic and fascinating, representing lost, untouched worlds. Course covers perceptions of various islands : South Uist, Bronze Age mummification; prehistoric Channel Islands; Peregrinatio on Skellig Michael and Iona; Neolithic† Malta and Minoan Crete. Trade and exchange also covered. Dayschool from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm on Saturday 18 November 2006. Fee £28.
     'Landscape Archaeology of Ancient Woodlands' - Ancient woodlands are vital in unraveling multi-period landscapes. This course explores methods of analysing and assessing ancient woodlands and associated archaeology - concepts that can be applied to other areas of landscape archaeology. Field trip to local woods in the afternoon (transport provided). Dayschool from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday 25 November 2006 Lecture Room MA 1/2. Fee £31.
     'Later European Prehistory 2500 - 500 BC' - This era saw the rise of the individual, warrior elites, trade and metallurgy. Course covers the barrow cultures of Wessex and Armorica; metalworking centres of Ireland and Scandinavia; trading hubs of Spain and the Mediterranean; lake villages of the Alps; Germanic and Atlantic regions of Europe. 10 meetings weekly on Tuesdays from 7.00 to 8.30 pm starting 3 October 2006. Lecture Room 2. Fee £26.

Source: Bristol University Archaeology Dept (13 June 2006)

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