Field Schools

HARP run a number of field schools and education programmes that provide skills and training suitable for people of all ages and abilities.  We run courses for people ranging from those with an interest in archaeology as a hobby to those who would like to pursue a career in archaeology, or need to fulfil fieldwork requirements for a university degree.


  • For degree requirements HARP provide research orientated field schools that aim to develop a greater understanding of the archaeological landscape in which we live, whilst providing students with the relevant training that is required to fulfil degree requirements.  HARP field schools will provide training in aspects of:
      • Historical Research and Desk-Based Assessments
      • Walkover Survey and Site Identification
      • Excavation  and Recording Including Drawing and Photography
      • Post-Excavation Techniques and Finds Recording/Analysis
      • Bioarchaeological analysis
All HARP field schools for university students aim to provide training to a level expected by professional archaeological companies, and to allow for an understanding of how archaeology is carried out at a professional level.
  • Our more general field schools provide the opportunity for people with an interest in archaeology to become involved and find out about why and how we carry out archaeological projects, with all aspects of research covered from survey, to excavation and recording of sites.  These programs are ideal for those who would like to find out more about archaeology in their area, or would like to pursue it as a hobby, and for younger people intending to study archaeology at university but who want to find out more about the subject before they begin their university career.
  • Participants of all HARP field schools will be given the opportunity to obtain a skills workbook, and to complete a portfolio of the work they have undertaken for their personal, or university records. Certificates of participation are also provided on request.

Follow the links to below to find information on our current field schools and education programs, and to apply for a place