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For Children / Family Groups:

August 15-19 2005

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DETECTIVES SUMMER SCHOOL
The workshops combine the fun of experimenting with ancient crafts/technologies - exploring the behaviour of different materials under different conditions and the use of natural resources for particular purposes; and detailed examination of archaeological samples (including human bones) and reference collections. All the sessions are taught by professional archaeologists and conservators

Mix & match half day sessions (metal, wood, ceramics, bones, plants & conservation)

£20.00 per half day session for kids age 8 and up – parents can come for half price!

Mon.-Fri. 10:00-12:30 / 2:00-4:30 (numbers strictly limited, so book early)

Please see the AMTeC Times and Special Report for illustrations of our workshops with children.


For Amateur Archaeologists/Students/General Public:

August 22-26 2005

HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL
A chance to get to grips with the work of archaeological experts behind the scenes.
Monday: Bones; Tuesday: Plants; Wednesday: Wood & Woodworking; Thursday: Conservation; Friday: Bronze

£50.00 per day (10% off each subsequent day booked)


Professional Development Courses:

15-17/04/05 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY WOODWORKING £ 90

A practical introduction to the study of early woodworking and woodlands up to the industrial age. Covers the range of surviving evidence for different aspects of woodworking processes from the tree-to the finished product including changes in, tools and working methods joints and fastenings and woodlands and woodmanship.

Max No. 8

Day 1, Illustrated talks and Museum tour, venue - Museum of London
Central London.

Day 2, Ancient Woodland on the SE edge of London, woodland tour, session of handling recording and sampling ancient woodwork samples from Bronze Age to recent, also workshop on ancient and historic tools.

Day 3 Hands-on supervised practice with tools of stone, bone, wood, bronze, iron and steel. Processes such as weaving, hewing, cleaving and sawing demonstrated with green wood and timber from sustainably managed woodland.


HANDS ON ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY:
AT AMTeC CO-OP LTD, THE HISTORIC DOCKYARD,
CHATHAM, KENT

A series of 1-5 day ancient & historic craft workshops. Most workshops include an overview of the subject illustrated with ancient, historical and ethnographic examples. Particular attention will be paid to technical details. Materials science, analytical methodologies and conservation issues will also be discussed. Each workshop will be limited to c.8 participants, who will carry out practical work and be provided with data sheets and samples to take away. The emphasis will be on the use of traditional tools & materials and small-scale production methods.

29/7/05 SHIPS TIMBERS - Recognition , Dating and Analysis: £100
An introduction to recognising ships timbers found reused on archaeological sites, foreshores and in standing buildings- materials, fastenings and toolmarks discussed.
(Swale Barge Match in Kent the following day.)
Tutor: DM Goodburn Ba Phd AIFA Ancient Woodwork Specialist

18-22/7/05 The Technical Analysis of Sculptural Bronze Casting : £450
Experimenting with lost wax/investment bronze casting techniques and methods of examination (including x-radiography, portable XRF and 3D laser scanning). Will include a visit to the Tate Collection stores and the new sculpture gallery at the V&A.
Tutors: Andrew Baldwin, Dana Goodburn-Brown and Derek Pullen

23/7/05 Introduction to Colour in Metals:
(Copper Alloys and Patination) : £100


Creating a set of patination blocks, exploring colour variations on smooth and textured bronze surfaces.
Tutors: Andrew Baldwin & Dana G.-Brown.

TBA Prehistoric Tools and Toolmarks on Wood : £150
An introduction to the tools of wood, bone, stone and bronze used to work wood, and the traces they leave. Finish your own bronze axe and handle to take away, demos of use of other tools and samples of Bronze Age woodwork to handle.
Tutors: Damian Goodburn & Dana G.-Brown

TBA Introduction to Ancient Casting Techniques : £160
Experimental casting of copper & lead/tin alloys into cuttlefish bone, sand, clay, stone & bronze one & two piece moulds.
Tutors: Paul Craddock, Dana Goodburn-Brown & Andrew Baldwin

TBA Introduction to Colours in Metal:
Purple, Black, White & Gold) : £100

Creating a set of copper alloy blocks illustrating 'Corinthian Bronze', and silver/gold surface enrichment techniques.
Tutors: Dana Goodburn-Brown & Andrew G. Lacey

TBA Mould-making for Lost Wax Casting : £150

TBA Sculptural Lost Wax Casting:
Aimed at artists - discover the process of casting a bronze sculpture.

TBA Roman Coins: Making Blanks & Striking : £100
Experimenting with the production of copper alloy coin blanks and hot/cold striking using steel and bronze dies.
Tutors: Dana Goodburn-Brown & TBA

TBA Medieval Buckles and Belt Mounts : £120
Experimenting with producing, tooling, finishing & 'patinating' with oils on copper alloys: cast and sheet metal. Examination of resulting toolmarks in comparison to a 'jewellers hoard' found at Blossoms Inn, London.
Tutors: John Clark & Dana Goodburn-Brown

1 day Breaking Bronzes! Looking at Recycling Issues: £ 80
Experimenting with the difficulties of breaking up monumental and smaller bronzes for recycling purposes
Tutors: Andrew G. Lacey & Dana G.-Brown

2 days Introduction to Iron Working Technologies: £200
Roman & medieval knife, Sword & toolmaking demon-strated by a visiting blacksmith, sampled & examined.
Tutors: Brian Gilmour, Hector Cole & Dana Goodburn-Brown


Additional workshops are planned…
(incl. Roman-Egyptian Cartonnage making & Mummy wrapping)

We would be happy to try and arrange workshops and/or demonstrations of your choice, so let us know if there are any topics you would particularly like us to cover...

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (SUBJECT & DATES) FURTHER DETAILS & DEPOSIT/BOOKING INFO.

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Bespoke or 'taster' sessions:
These can be arranged for individuals or groups to suite your desires.

 
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