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ELearning

You can now begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home with our ELearning Programme.

There are three courses available and each is made up of a series of lessons which include images, videos and examples to demonstrate the information. There are short quizzes at the end of most lessons that you must pass to progress to the next section. If you have any questions you can send a message to the course tutor or add questions to the course forum, where you can discuss with other ELearning participants

Once you have completed an ELearning course, why not attend the matching Skills Day? These take place in the field and put the knowledge you have learned into practice. Members can gain credits once they have taken both the Skills Day and corresponding ELearning course.

ELearning course: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology

The Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course introduces you to the discipline of maritime archaeology taking you from the basic question ‘What is Archaeology’ through to the range of sites we might study, dating techniques and survey methods to get you started recording sites.

Never done archaeology before? That’s no problem, as this course doesn’t require any prior knowledge.

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course is open to anyone who is interested. No prior learning or qualifications are required. There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are supervised by a parent or guardian. The NAS Youth Education Programme for those under 16 is currently being developed and will be available in the near future. Please contact the NAS office to express interest in this.

The course is open to both divers and non-divers. Many nautical or maritime sites are located on the foreshore or completely on dry land so there is plenty to get involved with wherever your interests may lie.

How can I complete the ELearning course: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology ?

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 5 credits after taking the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course and participating in a Recorder Day.

ELearning course: Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology

The ELearning Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology course  allows you to use and build upon your new found knowledge gained from the ELearning course Introduction to Maritime Archaeology. We will walk you through an intertidal or dry archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. You can use the knowledge from this course to take part in fieldwork on site with the Surveyor Day.

A Foreshore Fieldschool in London

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The ELearning Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology course is open to anyone who has previously completed the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course . There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The NAS Youth Education Programme for those under 16 is currently being developed and will be available in the near future. Please contact the NAS office to express interest in this.

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 5 credits after participating in a Surveyor Day and completed the ELearning course Intertidal & Terrestrial Archaeology.

ELearning course: Underwater Archaeology

The ELearning UnderwaterArchaeology course  allows you to use and build upon your new found knowledge gained from the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. We will walk you through an underwater archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. You can use the knowledge from this course to take part in fieldwork on site with the Surveyor Day.

FAQs

Who can get involved?

The Underwater Archaeology course is open to anyone who has previously completed the ELearning Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. There is no age limit on the course, however we ask that those under 16 are accompanied by a parent or guardian. The NAS Youth Education Programme for those under 16 is currently being developed and will be available in the near future. Please contact the NAS office to express interest in this.

How can I complete the ELearning Underwater Archaeology course?

To sign up and get started on the ELearning course please click here.

Can I earn credits for participating?

NAS members can earn 10 credits for participating in a two day underwater Surveyor Day and also takng the ELearning Underwater Archaeology course.