Community Award for archaeology project


The Community Voluntary Partners award for Best Volunteer Project in the District of Bolsover 2013 has been awarded to the Limestone Journeys project, in which the Community Archaeology project plays a big part.

The archaeology project won the award in 2011, and is proud to be part of the winning team that has made such an impact in the local community within the District for 2013.

The Community Archaeology group have spent the year conducting research into the Medieval village at Elmton, and have been trained & supported in fieldwork including landscape surveying, geophysics and excavation, as well as archival and map-based research and Finds Analysis and interpretation sessions.

In 2014 we will be conducting further field research and putting the finishing touches to a digital ‘village chronology’, as well as creating a new website to be used as a platform for sharing our research as we enter our final full year of work. We will also be having our pottery analysed by a Medieval pot specialist, so we will be able to start putting together a more detailed plan of the Medieval village.

A huge well done to everyone involved in the Community Archaeology project and the wider Limestone Journeys project as well – some fantastic work has been carried out including oral history recording, a Mining Memories project, hedge laying and tree planting, wildlife and conservation work and many more activities.

For more information or to get involved in the Limestone Journeys project in 2014, visit the project website.


iDig: Archaeology for the Community

The iDig initiative is an overarching Community Archaeology platform that aims to bring together different projects and groups within Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.

From one-off taster sessions, field visits and Family Learning sessions through to education & training and active field work, iDig is an archaeological resource dedicated to promoting the Council for British Archaeology’s motto ‘Archaeology for All’.

For more information click here.


Community Archaeology – Project ideas for 2014?

MBArchaeology are currently looking at ways of setting up new projects within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for 2014.

If you have an idea of what you would like to do, are a member of a group who would like to undertake an archaeology-based project or simply someone with an interest in local archaeology, please get in touch and let us know your ideas!

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