NAS Surveyor Days

NAS Surveyor Days

Aims and objectives

The following aims and objectives explain what will be covered in both an Intertidal and Underwater Surveyor Days. Please refer to the timetable below for a breakdown of how the day(s) will be spent.
The NAS Surveyor Days aims to teach participants the following:
  • Build on the skills learned from the NAS Recorder Day
  • Introduce the various factors involved in archaeological work
  • Introduce the basic principles of survey and monitoring along with some of the common methods used on archaeological sites
  • Become familiar with the site and produce a 2D survey that can be used for further project planning
  • To demonstrate field techniques discussed in the classroom lectures

By the end of the day the participants will have met the aims by the following objectives:

  • Being aware of the factors involved in planning archaeological work and projects
  • Understand how to conduct a 2D survey
  • Set out and position-fix a grid(intertidal only/site dependant)
  • Understand how to use a planning frame
  • Utilise relevant proformas where appropriate
  • Understand how to draw a site
  • Understand how to archive data and logs
  • Use a map to plot features and find scatters (intertidal only/site dependant)
  • Use app(s) to plot the site in the wider record (intertidal only/site dependant)

Learning outcomes

By covering the learning objectives for the day participants should be able to understand what the NAS is, how they can get involved further and where to go for help.They will also understand how to be safe on site and be able to show an awareness of project planning. All participants will also be able to demonstrate the practical skills required to survey a site.
Please note Timetable is provisional and may be subject to change.
09.00 Meet / registration / paperwork
09.15 What are we working on?
10.00 Health and safety (explanation and paperwork)
10.30 Break
10.45 So how do you survey a site? (Practice run)
11.45 Site survey (in the field)
14.00 Lunch
14.45 Site survey (in the field)
16.15 Debrief, archiving, and end of day discussion
16.45 Course End
09.00 Meet and brief
09.30 Site survey (in the field)
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Debrief
13.30 Drawing up your results (practical)
14.30 Post-fieldwork, archiving and end of day discussion
15.15 Get involved and discover more
16.00 Course End