A template for increasing public awareness of archaeological investigations associated with mineral workings

Cambridge Archaeological Unit, 2007

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Introduction

The Template for Increasing Public Awareness of Archaeological Investigations Associated with Mineral Workings project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund as administered by English Heritage. The project was initiated by Hanson Aggregates in conjunction with Cambridge Archaeological Unit of the University of Cambridge. The objective of this intitiative was to increase public awareness of the vast amount of archaeological knowledge and finds arising from investigation works associated with mineral extraction. As such, it essentially involved the public presentation of the results of long-term, archaeological fieldwork programmes at Hanson's Needingworth (Barleycroft Farm/Over), Colne Fen, Earith and Bradley Fen, Whittlesey Quarries.

Over barrow

Following consultation with schools and the local community at Over, it had five main outcomes:

  • Design and implementation of ‘Unearthing the Past’ web-site
  • A series of exhibition display boards/posters designed and produced, and which toured a number of local venues
  • Two ‘Roman Pack’ school boxes, with replica lamps, weaving sets and writing tablets, and including activity packs and over 150 Romano-British sherds, were assembled and toured local schools.
  • Both an ‘Unearthing the Past’ A5 brochure and accompanying poster were produced and widely distributed.
  • The ‘circle’ of large Early Bronze Age enclosure (falling beside the scheduled Over round barrow group) was restored as an upstanding earthwork monument at Over on the edge of Needingworth Quarry (‘built’ in level of the topsoil only) and a public display board erected.

A review documenting, ‘Unearthing the Past’ A template for increasing public awareness of archaeological investigations associated with mineral workings review and discussion document was produced. Not only does this evaluate the merits of these respective outreach-presentation techniques, but it also considers issues relating to private companies hosting such initiatives.