"Hello my name is Annie and I am fortunate to be the placement for Canterbury Archaeological Trust this year. My interest in community archaeology has been with me throughout my career and I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in areas where local people have actively researched and engaged with their heritage. I hope that I may acquire the skills to undertake successful community projects that encompass all areas of archaeology, not just excavation, and can get people excited about the rich and varied histories right on their doorsteps!
"So far in my placement I’ve been involved in some very exciting projects, with plenty more to come. I’m blogging about my experiences at http://beadsboatsandflowerbeds.blogspot.co.uk/ if you want to have a look at what I’ve been up to.
"The Trust have a community archaeology Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CanterburyArchaeologicalTrust) which we use to post up and coming events, exhibitions, excavations, and the like happening all over Kent as well as keeping everyone up to date on the results of our projects.
"I’m a great believer in getting volunteers involved in ALL aspects of archaeology so if you do end up on one of my sites I will torture you with paperwork and scaled drawings, so be warned!"
Learn more about the Iron Age ‘Helmet Burial’ recently found in Kent in Annie's report from Canterbury.