|A truly historic day at Epiacum!|
Since working in his role as English Heritage's Investigator and surveying the site as part of the Farmer Miner Landscape Project around Alston Moor, Stewart has remained in regular touch with our work here at Epaicum - we were delighted when he agreed to be the President of the Friends of Epiacum Group when we launched our "Epic Epiacum" HLF Project in April 2012 and he has stayed in touch with what is happening as well as advising us on future work.
Always interested in spreading his knowledge about the landscape, Stewart was happy to help us train local Volunteers in a "Masterclass In Landscape Archaeology" at Epiacum in May and July 2013.
Overall, more than thirty people joined us for a day out on site and they soon found out that there was work for them to do! It wasn't a day when we could sit back and listen to Stewart as he told us everything we needed to know - the work was down to us - to observe, explore, investigate, sketch, plot, record and, above all, to not only ask questions but to discover the answers to them too!
Stewart's engaging teaching style meant that he provided the "cues" for us to pick up on and then let us find out for oursleves! (with his support, of course). Having been out on site with Stewart a few times now, I never tire of learning with him - there is always something new, connections to be made and new questions emerge!
|Bringing the landscape storeis to life!|
The day was well received and the learning is only just beginning. We have much more to discover at Epiacum as we explore the non-Roman aspects of our landscape. We plan to reconstruct some of these ancient dweeling and are always keen to develop opportunities for volunteers to join in!
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