From next week there is a free community excavation starting that will be taking place alongside archaeologists from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) at the new town of Northstowe. The community excavations at Northstowe will start on Monday 18th June 2018 at 9am and will run for five weeks until Friday 20th of July 2018. The dig is […]
Welcome to the Oakham Castle Community Archaeology Dig. This is our first post of several about the upcoming excavation, so come back to discover more about what we find as the excavation progresses. What are we doing? Well, over two weeks at the end of April 2018, University of Leicester Archaeological Services in partnership with […]
Fancy trying your hand at archaeology? Want to learn more about the history of your local community? In 2018, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), working in partnership with Rutland County Council and the Market Bosworth Society, have two exciting opportunities for volunteers to take part in community archaeology projects. Oakham Castle Community Dig (18th […]
A new community archaeology project that provides residents the opportunity to carry out excavations in order to learn more about their town’s history has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The Market Bosworth Society in partnership with the University of Leicester has been awarded a grant of £29,000 for their ‘Bosworth Links’ community archaeology project, it was announced today (10 May).
Over the next two years the Market Bosworth Society, supported by archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), will investigate the history of their town, providing hundreds of opportunities for people to come together and get involved in an archaeological project that will uncover thousands of years of shared heritage on their doorsteps.
Volunteers digging archaeological test-pits with the University of Leicester. Credit: Charnwood Roots Project / University of Leicester
Nigel Palmer, Chairman of the Market Bosworth Society and the Bosworth Links steering committee said: “The…
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University of Leicester Archaeological Services will be working with Leicester City Council to explore an enigmatic monument in one of the city’s Country Parks. The ancient monument at the heart of Leicester’s Castle Hill Country Park is due to be investigated later this month as part of a community archaeological project. Leicester City Council and […]
The Nottingham Branch AGM will take place on Saturday 20th February at 10.00am at the Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ . Following a short formal meeting, there will be a talk at 11.00am on “Going to the Pictures” by Michael Payne.
If you are recent WEA student or are planning to attend a WEA class or event, you are welcome to join us to hear more about the WEA. If you want to have a greater involvement in the activities of the WEA in Nottingham, you will be welcome to join the Branch committee, which meets once every 2 months in Nottingham.
The East Midlands branch of the Council for British Archaeology are holding a one day conference on the topic of ‘The East Midlands in the Middle Ages’ on Sunday 15th November at Kibworth Grammar School in Leicestershire. Michael Wood will be the keynote speaker, talking about his Story of England project that brought Kibworth to the nation’s TV screens. In addition, there will also be speakers about other aspects of medieval archaeology in the East Midlands region including: medieval buildings in Nottinghamshire; recent excavations at the chapel of St Morrell, Hallaton; Grey Friars in Leicester and Richard III’s diet.
Tickets cost £12 for members of the CBA East Midlands and £17 for non-members with a buffet lunch at £6 per head.
Any enquiries should be addressed to David Ingham on firstname.lastname@example.org
This day school in Bingham, Notts on 3rd October is part of the CBA’s efforts to show people across the UK how to identify and record our country’s WWI sites. The event is free to attend, but you do need to book as there are only 25 places are available. Further details, plus the programme and booking arrangements are available HERE.
CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, highlights the threat to a wealth of coastal and estuarine sites, most of which have no statutory protection. These archaeological features encompass a long time span – from prehistoric forests and settlements to Roman forts and villas to 19th-century ship-breaking yards full of abandoned boats, barges and ships, many of which are of considerable local and national significance.
One of the largest community archaeology projects in the country, taking in 5,600 miles of coastline over 500 miles of tidal foreshore, CITiZAN runs free community-based training, building a network of volunteers with the skills and systems needed to survey and monitor threatened sites. Armed with tape measures, buckets and mobile phones, volunteers create standardised records of exposed archaeological sites.
The three-year project operates across England from regional centres: with MOLA in London, with partners the Council for British Archaeology in York and the Nautical Archaeology Society in Portsmouth.
For more information about CITiZAN and local training opportunities and events visit the CITiZAN website.
Mercian Archaeology are running a FREE Community Archaeology excavation in July as part of the ‘Discover King John’s Palace’ project sponsored by the Big Lottery, and the Magna Carta 800th fund. The project is also timed to run alongside the Festival of British Archaeology.
The excavation will run in July 2015, from Tuesday 7th- Saturday 11th, and Tuesday 14th- Saturday 18th. There will also be public open days on Saturday 11th and 18th at the site alongside the excavation. More information can be found at their website.