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Archaeology courses


The course programme for 2016/17 will be announced shortly

These are the courses that made up last year’s programme:

  • First steps in archaeology
  • Archaeological report writing
  • The archaeology of  death
  • Caesar to Claudius: Britain, Gaul and Rome from 55BC to AD 43
  • Roman pottery
  • A crash course in Roman pottery
  • The archaeology of the Kingdom of Kent
  • Understanding and recording stratigraphy
  • Putting colour in the past: an introduction to environmental archaeology
Friends of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust receive a discount on course fees as well as on our publications.If you would like to join the Friends please visit their pages,
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Very good well presented course.” NF.
Plenty of visual material and fast pace kept interest!.” MB.
I enjoyed the mix of interesting lectures/slides with a chance to see and handle the bones as well…..I think this was great value for money and very interesting.” RR.
I knew very little before the course and feel much better informed now…..please put on more such courses. Very enjoyable indeed.” JI
A great introductory course for people who are interested in archaeology. I have learnt lots and will recommend it to anyone interested.” MT.
Background facts, real stories, tour of premises, looking [at] and discussing finds and what they mean. Open and friendly tutor who is an expert”. CK.
Thank you for the excellent day. I’d be pleased to know about more courses/acting as a volunteer.” BC.
Knowledgeable tutor, comfortable venue, pot handling, excellent power point presentation, tour of CAT offices. Friendly and accessible staff. Beautiful booklet. Really enjoyable and informative day.” JI
Very clear, helpful presentation and infinitely more useful than the last pottery course I attended!” EB.
Very enjoyable and greatly enjoyed the enthusiasm and knowledge of the two archaeologists taking the course.” MC
Very enjoyable and informative. Was pleased the lectures were at a level I could understand and included humour!” GC.
I am going to attend many more courses. I have the bug.” MC.



Useful information

All courses are held at the Canterbury Archaeological Trust,
92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2LU. 10.00am – 4.00pm 

Map of Canterbury showing location of CAT offices

Terms and conditions

All courses must be booked and paid for in advance. Fees will only be refunded in exceptional circumstances and will be subject to a £20 administration charge. The Trust reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments; in such cases the decision will usually be taken one week before the date of the course and in such cases students will be refunded in full.

Canterbury Archaeological Trust was formed in 1975 to undertake excavations, research, publication and the presentation of the results of its work to the public. Employing a core staff of 40 highly qualified field archaeologists and specialists, it is the largest professional archaeological organisation in Kent.
* If you have suggestions for a particular course not covered here, or if you represent a group with specific archaeological training needs, please get in touch and we can discuss bespoke training to meet your requirements.

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