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Hosts announced for major new community archaeology training scheme

A major training boost has been provided to twelve organisations which have been selected as hosts for the second Community Archaeology Bursaries Project for 24 placement opportunities. The Council for British Archaeology, coordinators of this highly successful project, have selected host organisations with an established track-record in delivering support to communities with an interest in archaeology.

The project, which is funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund's Skills for the Future programme, with additional support from English Heritage, Cadw and Historic Scotland, offers year-long workplace bursaries designed to equip potential archaeologists with the skills, experience and confidence to support voluntary groups and communities. The extension to the bursary scheme will focus on engagement with the young and will help build both capacity and experience in this area. This latest phase will mean that over the two rounds of the bursary scheme 51 different placements will have been supported in England, Wales and Scotland. 

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, Community Archaeology Training Coordinator with the CBA said:

 “We’re delighted by the diverse range of hosts across England, Scotland and Wales and are pleased to welcome a large number of new organisations to the project. I’m especially excited by the opportunities to engage with young people that will be provided by this second round of the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project.”

Bursary places with the host organisations will be offered from early 2012 and are aimed at individuals from any background with good archaeological knowledge and experience and who wish to go on to pursue a career in archaeology with a focus on developing communities and volunteers.

For further details of the newest bursaries and how to apply go to the Jobs section of the CBA website.

Bursary hosts

The host organisations for the second round of the Community Archaeology Bursaries Project as follows:


•           Archaeology Scotland (Musselburgh)

•           SCAPE (St. Andrews)


•           Dyfed Archaeological Trust (Llandeilo)

•           Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust (Swansea)


•           Archaeological Research Services Ltd (Bakewell)

•           Northumberland National Park Authority (Hexham)

•           Worcestershire CC (Worcester)

•           Museum of London Archaeology

•           Lake District National Park Authority (Kendal)

•           Surrey County Archaeology Unit (Woking)

•           Norfolk CC Historic Environment Service (Dereham)

•           Heritage Trust Lincolnshire (Hecklington)

Members of the York branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club searching for the Roman Road at Acomb
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