"I am undertaking my Community Archaeology Training Placement with Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, which comprises the Historic Environment Record, the Archive service and the Worcestershire Archaeology field service. We are based at The Hive in Worcester, a new (and very shiny!) facility housing, besides ourselves, the University of Worcester library and the city's public library.
"My formative experiences in archaeological fieldwork were in the Dominican Republic. Since then my archaeological career has encompassed far colder temperatures and, thankfully, far less guano. As a student I was given my introduction to commercial archaeology through summer work with the Norfolk Archaeological Unit, and made my first forays into community archaeology through volunteering with Access Cambridge Archaeology.
"Since graduating in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, I have worked in commercial archaeology, spending the last three years with Foundations Archaeology, undertaking developer-funded archaeological projects of all shapes and sizes. I was also lucky enough to excavate some fantastic sites during the summer of 2012 as a digger with Channel 4's 'Time Team'.
"I am passionate about the need to make the archaeological process accessible to all, and to engage with as broad an audience as possible. I believe that the archaeological community has a duty to disseminate our knowledge and to involve others in our exploration of the past, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of developing effective community and youth-focused projects and programmes."
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