Presenting the Past – Course Information

Presenting the Past is one of sixteen projects being run through the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnerships project, made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

During 2019, a number of opportunities to take part in various archaeological introductory courses and training sessions will be made available, centred on the parishes of Belton, Owston Ferry and Haxey in North Lincolnshire. They will all be free of charge and will offer the chance for everyone to get involved, whether they have lots of previous archaeological knowledge and experience, or none! From historic research to building recording, geophysical survey to test pitting, there will be something for everyone!

Our next series of courses for 2019 are now available and cover a variety of themes.  You can give field walking, excavation or give building recording and research a go.  There will be something to suit your taste!  There is a limited number of places on each course, so booking is essential.

The Medieval Church Mystery - June TBC

We will teach you how to conduct a building recording as we seek to unravel the secrets of the wall around a Church.

The Lost Church - June / July TBC

Delve further in building recording and research as we try to work out the location of the old church at Amcotts.

Belton Testpits - 29, 30 June and 6, 7 July

Discover the archaeology of your own garden by signing up to dig a test pit with the guidance of one of our professional archaeologists.  You need to have the landowners permission and be located in the village of Belton.  Only one day required.

Large scale archaeological project - TBC

Watch this space to find out our biggest project for the summer!

Advanced Geophysics - August TBC

Get to grips with technology as used out and about in the field of archaeology to create an image of what is hidden in the ground.  This will be the 'next level up' to the work we carried out last year, as we focus in on some areas of interest and explore further how geophysics actually works.

To book any of these courses, email presentingthepast@heritagelincolnshire.org or call 01529 461499.