YOUR HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT RECORD NEEDS YOU!!
Are you interested in learning more about archaeology as a profession? Would you like to enhance and add to the archaeological record? Would you like to learn how the Historic Environment Record is used to aid heritage professionals, academics and the general public? Can you volunteer for five days or more?
Come and volunteer for our
Digital Archaeology Project
The Dyfed Historic Environment Record is the most comprehensive source of information on archaeological sites and objects from within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. It covers all periods of human development from traces of the earliest prehistoric activity to Second World War defensive structures and includes information from Cadw on Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Listed Buildings. The Record is a complex system of information held in a computer database and with digital mapping. At present the database holds over 75,000 records, a figure increasing every day. Supporting the digital record is a large paper-based reference collection of further information, maps, plans, aerial and ground photographs, reports and a small library.
This project will involve the digitisation, recording and incorporation of archaeological reports in the Historic Environment Record for use in aiding the planning process and in furthering our understanding of the archaeology of the region.
During this project you will:
Learn to record archaeological sites, events and reports
Learn to use Historic Environment Record software and other computer programs
Learn to use the Historic Environment Record as a tool for research
Gain an insight into how the Historic Environment Record is used to aid archaeological fieldwork, research and the planning process
Learn best practice for digital archiving
Learn about local archaeology
Once completed your work be made available to all on the Archwilio website. Get involved and become a Historic Environment Record hero!!!!
No previous archaeological experience necessary.
For more information please contact Felicity Sage on email@example.com or call on 01558 825995.