We are widely involved with community archaeology. This means that we participate in a range of non-commercial projects and activities that directly engage the public which includes local society groups, students and other community partners.
Our in-house team has a proven track record of designing and delivering outreach programmes, covering a wide range of activities for a variety of audiences. We organise talks to local societies and showcase our recent projects and research at local and regional conferences on a regular basis, and also undertake visits to local schools to introduce children to the work of archaeologists.
We also incorporate community outreach into our commercial projects whenever possible, working with our clients to enable communities to engage with archaeology taking place locally. These projects include the design and implementation of outreach programmes, preparing adverts and press releases, liaising with local press organisations, and delivering on-site activities and post-fieldwork talks and displays. The range of activities include on-site school visits, public open days with site tours and specialists showing artefacts, children’s activities promoting learning through play, displays promoting the results of local fieldwork, and volunteering opportunities for local societies working under the supervision of professionals.
In addition to our in-house team of community archaeologists we also benefit from the advice of our Principal Consultant Mike Corbishley and his team at the Centre for Applied Archaeology. We offer advice on outreach and education policies, and can organize training courses, workshops and conferences.
- ‘The Lost Wing’ project, Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex
- Community excavation at Land at Millfield, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex (May – June 2012)
- Little Stiances Archaeological Project, Newick, East Sussex: a Community Archaeology Project involving the pupils of Newick Primary School (May 2010 & June 2013)
- Whitehawk Community Open Day (20th September 2009)
- Planning-led Excavations with Public Open Days and Schools Visits
- Medieval Lewes (Lewes House excavations): public engagement and schools programme
General Contact: Louise Rayner
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