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SBBN-26-03-15 Flodden figurine
SBBN-26-03-15 Flodden figurine

As part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum project, the archaeology team has announced free training courses and a free series of 10 lectures over the course of this year.

For budding archaeologists this is an opportunity where they will learn the mysteries of reconstructing archaeological drawings, sites and historic events or to look at the basics of archaeological artefact identification and handling. In addition there will also be a series of 10 lectures looking specifically at introducing the basics of Archaeology in Scotland.

These unique courses are in high demand and once fully subscribed, a waiting list will be initiated, Chris Burgess part of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Project team said: “We are delighted to be able to open up these free courses and lectures to those who have an interest in archaeology and would like to learn more. This is a unique opportunity for people to come along and uncover their hidden talents.”

The first free two day course – Flodden Finds Identification - will take place over the weekend of May 11-12 from 10am until 6pm at Birgham Village Hall. The course will be led by Jenny Vaughan and John Nolan, experts in medieval pottery finds.

A second free two day course – Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing – will take place later in May, running from 10am to 6pm at Birgham Village Hall. The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Project is expecting a high demand and again encourage early booking to avoid disappointment.