Community Archaeology

Working with communities on local history and archaeology projects, and providing experiences in archaeological fieldwork for all kinds of groups

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Local history & archeology projects

In addition to working in schools, we also work with communities on local history and archaeology projects and can provide experiences in archaeological fieldwork for all kinds of groups within the community such as Scouts and home educators.

Community Archaeology Projects

We can provide help and advice on funding applications, general project management, and more specialist services related to archaeological fieldwork, outreach, and education. 

As well as both having practical experience in managing projects, Catherine has recently completed a Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship to ensure we can offer the best service possible. 

​We have been fortunate to have been involved in some great projects over the past few years and have some exciting ones in the pipeline. 

If you are a school or local history group who would like to do your own archaeological project, please get in touch with us about your ideas, and we’ll see what we can do to make it happen! 

We will give up to the equivalent of one day (7 hours) free consultation and support to help you to make a decision about what you and your group would like to do and get you on your way to securing funding where applicable. This time can be spread out over a number of meetings. 

Bespoke Archaeological Experiences

Catherine has worked with Home Educators providing bespoke sessions to groups in Sheffield and Derbyshire. 

Together we have recently been involved with Scout Groups in Derbyshire regarding the new Derbyshire Archaeology Badge, developed by archaeology graduate Morgause Lomas.  We have helped scouts become involved in ongoing projects such as that at Gradbach Limekiln, and have provided one-off, bespoke sessions so Scouts can gain the necessary practical experience to achieve the badge. 

Whether you are a Scout group or any other kind of group and are interested in how we might be able to provide an archaeological experience for you, then get in touch! 

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Peeling Back The Layers

For this project, Catherine was project manager and Ian supervised excavations for a local heritage group, the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group (TFIG). The TFIG were keen to find out more about the history and archaeology of a small farmstead. We were all really excited by the work and especially the results, including a radiocarbon date for a house platform of 1350 AD!

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The Search For Old Hall

For this project in Radbourne, instigated by the recently formed Radbourne History and Archaeology Group (RHAG), Ian was both project manager and archaeologist, as well a myriad of other roles in between.

 

This project recently came to an end and soon all reports will be available to find out whether they found the Old Hall…

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Digging Deeper

This project followed on from Peeling Back The Layers.

 

The TFIG have been successful in securing funding for the project from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Ian was appointed Project Manager and Archaeologist. 

Whether you are a community group, scout group or any other kind of group and are interested in how we might be able to provide an archaeological experience for you, then get in touch!