Community Archaeology Framework

The Cadw Community Archaeology Framework sets out our vision for developing, encouraging, supporting and facilitating community archaeology in Wales.

Community Archaeology

Community Archaeology

Community archaeology is archaeology initiated and driven by communities. Participation in archaeology allows communities to work together, learn together and grow together through the excitement of discovering something new about their shared past. 
  
The Cadw Community Archaeology Framework sets out our vision for developing, encouraging, supporting and facilitating community archaeology in Wales. It aims to:

- Demonstrate how involvement in archaeological projects can help to sustain  communities by drawing upon the diverse nature of archaeology and the  extensive history and the wealth of experience of public archaeology in Wales.

- Develop and support achievable programmes of community archaeology by  drawing upon existing partnerships.

- Develop and build capacity that will sustain community archaeology well into  the future.
We want to create opportunities for everyone to engage with archaeology so the framework sets out both to support 'bottom up' initiatives and to provide 'top down' opportunities.

We hope that other organisations will support Cadw's aims and use the framework to develop their own activities and work programmes.

For more information about community archaeology projects in your area,  please go to your local archaeological trust:
 
Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust 
Clwyd-Powys  Archaeological Trust
Gwynedd  Archaeological Trust
Dyfed Archaeological Trust

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