Next year is lining up to be a busy year for community projects! We are providing archaeological support for Heritage Lincolnshire’s 'Presenting the Past' programme, one of several heritage themed projects as part of the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme. The first events to introduce the 18 month project are coming up on 4th, 6th, and 8th November, so come along if you can! The image above shows Sean undertaking some initial geophysical assessment for one of the projects.
We’ll also be working in Wisbech next May, as part of their High Street Townscape Heritage Project. We are currently developing a community archaeology programme to take place during May, with further opportunities to get involved so watch this space.
APS always enjoys working with local communities supporting their archaeological research aims. We can provide advice with initial planning, all aspects of archaeological training, project delivery support and help with post-excavation procedures. Following Historic England’s recent report on ‘Assessing the value of community-generated historic environment research’, we are keen to ensure groups know know where they can find historic and archaeological background information and, on project completion, ensure their results are recorded within the appropriate county Historic Environment Record (HER).
Where appropriate, we are also aiming to introduce groups to the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework, which can help them shape their projects and identify gaps in archaeological knowledge that their projects may help fill. The framework also provides further background information for use during research and analysis and can be searched by county, chronology or theme.
For further information on community archaeology and how we can help, our Get Involved page provides more detail. A number of case studies will shortly be added to our website, providing further examples of previous successful projects and initiatives across the East Midlands and East Anglia.