Jigsaw is an exciting project designed to support and develop community archaeology in Cambridgeshire.
Jigsaw is a five-year project, which started in 2011 and is a joint venture by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council and is supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Other partners include the Council for British Archaeology and Huntingdonshire District Council.
The Jigsaw community archaeology project supports local archaeology societies by providing free training, advice and equipment. We are also setting up new local Archaeology Action Groups (AAGs) in each of the five Cambridgeshire districts, who are trained and supported by the two Jigsaw Community Archaeologists, Jo Richards and Jemima Woolverton, to investigate, research and help protect the county's archaeology.
Jigsaw provides volunteer opportunities and supports local involvement in heritage. In addition to setting up new groups, the project also invites existing archaeology groups to join in and benefit from project provided training and equipment. Wherever you live the project can offer something for you!