Archaeological Services engages in an extensive programme of community projects and outreach activity in the north-east of England. We aim to connect local communities with professional archaeologists, and create opportunities for people to get involved and receive training in practical archaeology.
We have conducted and funded a wide range of community projects, often in partnership with other organisations. These have included archaeological excavations and geophysical surveys in County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Our work forms part of our commitment to Sharing Expertise in North East England.
Some of the recent projects we have conducted include:
Geophysical survey and excavation of a later prehistoric settlement at Great Chilton,
Survey and investigation of medieval ridge and furrow at several sites across the
north-east of England
The North Pennines AONB's Altogether Archaeology project (largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund) brings together professional archaeologists and volunteers to focus research on the historic environment of the North Pennines. Our projects with Altogether Archaeology have included: