Community Engagement Case Studies
ALGAO members are involved in a wide range of community/outreach projects, whether initiated by a local authority historic environment service, facilitated by them or projects which have been given practical help and advice.
The following detail some of the recent and ongoing initiatives:
Community excavation/fieldwork and interpretation
- Boston Big Dig, Lincolnshire
- St Leonard’s Hospital Community Archaeology Project, Tyne & Wear: excavation, consolidation and interpretation as part of a wider programme of enhancement of Northumberland Park, a municipal park owned by North Tyneside MBC
- East Park, Sedgefield, County Durham: Community Excavation
- River Alde Saxon Heritage Project, Suffolk: Barber's Point 2010
- Digging Surrey’s War Community Archaeology Project
- Woking Palace Archaeology Project community archaeological excavation.
- Dig Preston 2011; community excavation of a medieval manor in Tadworth, Surrey
- Hogsmill Community Archaeology Project: research and field evaluation of the Hogsmill river valley, Surrey.
Working with local societies
- YCCCART: Yatton, Congresbury, Claverham and Cleeve Archaeological Research Team.
- Greater Manchester Archaeology Federation: an affiliation of local archaeology societies, working in partnership with the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, Manchester Museum and Salford University Centre for Applied Archaeology to promote Archaeology in Greater Manchester and to help societies with sustainability
- Quarrendon Leas, Buckinghamshire: A project to provide an 80 hectare public open space centred on Quarrendon scheduled monument providing educational, cultural, environmental and health benefits.
- Restoration of the Osmington White Horse, Dorset
Working with schools and young people
- Unlocking the Potential Exploring the Archaeology of Suffolk’s Aggregate Landscapes – An Outreach Project for Schools and Communities.
- Suffolk Garbology Project
- Timber, Thatch, Pots; Tendring Primary School, Essex: exploring and developing an outdoor learning resource
- Rendlesham Roundhouse Project, Suffolk: to engage and excite a range of young people in their heritage
- Gainsborough Young People’s Mosaics
- Dig Greater Manchester: community archaeology project for schools and adults.
- County Durham Archaeology Day: An annual day conference, to enable both professional archaeological organisations and local amateur groups the opportunity to showcase their projects and disseminate the results of recent archaeological research and discoveries to a broad audience
- MK Underground: a heritage exhibition, film and complementary programme of events.