How Do I Join in With Community Archaeology?
As a starting point the CBA has set up the Community Archaeology Forum on our website. This forum can assist you in finding a community archaeology group in your area. Its aim is to give a platform for community archaeologists to publicise the work they do through the website. The forum allows you to create your own website, to add photos, documents or anything else relevant to your project.
There is also a community archaeology email discussion list to share views and questions.
As this is a growing area of archaeological practice, the CBA is aiming to put more resources into the sector and will be appointing a Community Archaeology Support Officer in late 2008. This is someone that you can contact with all your questions!
Not all community groups will be contactable through CAF, and that’s where the Community Archaeology Support Officer will endeavour to assist you. As well as CAF, some groups will advertise their fieldwork through the CBA Briefing. Across the UK there are upwards of 500 community archaeology groups, some of whom will have websites on the internet, and some who won’t. Looking at information in your local library can often be a good source of finding out what is available in your area. In some areas of the UK, county councils appoint their own Community Archaeologist, who will be able to assist with your queries.
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