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Archaeology in the field, the field in the classroom
Becoming an archaeologist requires both book learning and the acquisition of practical skills. The School of Archaeology and Anthropology (SAA) has built fieldwork training into the undergraduate and taught Masters programmes to support the development of a more skilled and employable student cohort. The scaffolded approach to fieldwork training that has been established incorporates field trips and intensive fieldwork sessions in otherwise classroom-based courses, an on-campus mock-excavation attached to an archaeological methods course to simulate the fieldwork experience in an accessible environment and three off campus field schools.