Whitworth Park Community Archaeology and History Project Volunteer Placements

Are you unemployed?
Do you live in Moss Side, Rusholme, Hulme or Longsight?
Have you got an interest in the past?

If so why not join us on this exciting project investigating the community history, archaeology and biodiversity of Whitworth Park?

In September 2011, we are looking for 10 volunteers to work on an archaeological excavation for a week. There will then be the opportunity to take part in a number of post-excavation sessions, which will last for 2-5 days.

The post-excavation sessions will take place in our laboratory and will focus on the artefacts found during the excavation. You will be fully involved in the activities, working alongside professional archaeologists and students from the University of Manchester.

The activities on the excavation involve digging, recording (including scale drawing and photography), washing finds, and helping to give daily site tours for the public. Laboratory placements involve identification of artefacts, cataloguing, and marking up finds. These placements are less physically demanding but equally fascinating.

For further information and to request a registration form please contact:

Kate Glynn, Volunteer Coordinator, The Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery

0161 306 1773 / Kate.Glynn@manchester.ac.uk

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