Wednesday, 17 October 2012
This year Norfolk Historic Environment Service has been hosting two Community Archaeology Training Placements funded by the Council for British Archaeology. These placements last for a year and are intended to provide the trainees with the skills they need to work with volunteers and run their own community events.
Placement holders are expected to work with the host organisation, contributing to existing community archaeology projects and coming up with their own ideas that they can put into practice. At Norfolk Historic Environment Service placement holders will be supervised by Community Archaeologist Dr Richard Hoggett, who will guide them in their training.
Chris Kolonko started his placement in April and has already organised an Archaeology Day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, run a guided walk around Loddon and contributed to the Wartime Norfolk from the Air lecture series that has been running throughout the year in local libraries.
My name is Claire Bradshaw and I started my placement last week. My focus for the next year is getting more young people involved in archaeology and the historic environment. I plan to work with schools and youth groups, running hands on events for children and young adults.
We will be updating this blog all year with news of our activities and information about upcoming events, so keep coming back to find out what is going on in your area.