Jigsaw Cambridgeshire, funded by the Heritage Lottery, has been shortlisted for Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project in the prestigious 2014 British Archaeological Awards.
“Jigsaw Cambridgeshire: Piecing Together Cambridgeshire’s Past”, is a partnership project between Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council.
Jigsaw Community Archaeologists work with voluntary groups across the county enabling people to investigate the history of their own local areas. Jigsaw runs free training and expertise, and has an equipment resource so that groups can borrow tools and specialist kit for carrying out geophysics surveys and excavation projects. Jigsaw currently has set up or supports 20 groups across the county, with nearly 500 people working on over 50 projects to date.
The BAA winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held at The British Museum on 14 July to be compèred by Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance, with Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology. This also marks the start of a two-week celebration of all things archaeology during the 24th Festival of Archaeology with over 1000 public events, many free, on offer across the UK.
More information is on the website http://www.jigsawcambs.org/