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Community Archaeology in South West England


21st February 2009, University of Exeter


The South West of England has a plethora of innovative community archaeology projects working within the region to provide archaeological outreach to local communities. These archaeological outreach and education projects are varied in both their approaches and organisation. They range from ‘grass roots’ projects initiated and organised by interested amateurs, individuals and local societies, to ‘top down approaches’ by commercial archaeology units and universities. Furthermore, they include a range of hands-on activities such as standing building surveys, historical research, field-walking, oral history projects, excavations and finds processing, to name just a few.

As hosts, the Heritage Lottery Fund and University of Exeter’s Exploring Archaeology Project (XArch), provides the means in which the conference can act as a forum to discuss the variety of community initiatives in the South West of England, and assess how they work in practice. It will also open up communication between these different individuals, groups and organisations as to where the future lies for community archaeology in this region, and investigate the possibility of partnerships between these groups and projects.

For more information, and for free registration, please contact:

Faye Simpson
University of Exeter
Department of Archaeology
Laver Building
North Park Road
Exeter
Devon
EX4 4QE

Email: fs216@exeter.ac.uk
Web: sogaer.exeter.ac.uk/archaeology/conferences/present/community2009.shtml


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