Community Archaeology

The Community Archaeology Forum The CBA has always supported and championed the role of the voluntary sector in archaeology. This support includes the award-winning Community Archaeology Forum, a resource signposting advice and guidance for community and voluntary archaeology, as well as providing a space for groups to create their own pages and celebrate their current projects and activities.

We provide information about opportunities to get involved in your region through our CBA Network, as well as Briefing, TORC – the Training Online Resource Centre and Archaeology Online. The CBA also provides a number of useful Factsheets providing advice on different ways to get involved.

The CBA is currently undertaking a research project into the different ways in which we can support young people to get more involved with and enthused by archaeology. See also news item.

We have also recently received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with support from English Heritage and Cadw, for an exciting new Community Archaeology Bursaries Project to train archaeologists in best practice for working with volunteers and communities. More details of on the Bursaries page as the project develops, so do check this page regularly.

To keep in touch with the latest developments and events, and to share ideas and queries with fellow community archaeology enthusiasts, why not join the Community Archaeology Email Discussion List?