This one day conference featured some of the best work undertaken by local Community Archaeology companies, groups and individuals from around the region.
Community Archaeology has come of age in recent times and heritage groups and volunteers are now setting incredible standards in archaeological research.
Community Archaeology is now a fully fledged branch of archaeology and there are also now a whole range of dedicated professionals who are full time Community Archaeology Providers.
Community Archaeology in the East Midlands Conference 2014
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Mercian Archaeological Services CIC held our first Spring Conference on the 5th April 2014 at the University of Nottingham Archaeology Museum.
The conference was very well attended, showing the great enthusiasm and appetite for community outreach and knowledge sharing in archaeology, and showcased work by the following speakers:
Tim Yarnell, The Forestry Commissions Archaeologist for England -
Stuart Reddish -
Sue Brown and Janet Spavold of the Ticknall Archaeological research Group, Derbyshire
John Lock -
James Wright -
Jim Priest, Volunteer Archaeologist, Sherwood Archaeology Society, Nottinghamshire
Richard Tyndall -
Christine Rawson and Alex Sotheran of Elmet Archaeological Services Ltd. South Yorkshire
Daryl Garton -
Andy Gaunt of Mercian Archaeological Services CIC-
There has been a sea-
Mercian’s first “East Midlands Community Archaeology Conference” reflected this change, with volunteers, groups and professional community archaeologists presenting their results and theories in a lively and informal way.
Many of the old barriers felt broken down as people talked, networked and enthused with other like-
It was a great day for idea sharing and project discussions, and much was learned through the course of the day about the excellent work being undertaken across the region.
There was also lively debate and networking during the refreshment breaks and in the museum.
Here is what some of the delegates had to say about the day:
“Thanks for one of the best conferences I have ever been to, and I have been to a few I can tell you…” -
“Fantastic, enjoyable and informative -
“Thank you ALL so much. I met so many super-
“Absolutely brilliant day thanks Mercians for bringing together such a totally amazing group of speakers. Loved every bit” -
“Excellent day and thanks to all the Mercian crowd for giving us the opportunity to talk about our projects” -
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who presented, or ran a display, and a big thank you also to Clare Pickersgill for allowing us to use the Archaeology Museum as an excellent venue.
We will be holding next years Spring Conference in Aril 2015 and will circulate a call for papers nearer the time.
See you all next year!!
Please also have a look at this excellent review of the day by Lynda Mallett via the Sherwood Heritage blog: