The Future of Sherwood’s Past

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The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project

Mercian Archaeological Services Community Archaeology The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project

Promoting the heritage of Sherwood Forest through community involvement.

Sherwood Forest is a place of myths and legends known throughout the world as the home of Robin Hood...

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project enables people from all walks of life to become involved in an amazing community archaeology project...

Robin Hood and the Shewood Forest Archaeology Project at King John's Palace

Mercian Archaeological Services as a Community Interest Company provides opportunities for different groups and individuals to experience their Local Heritage together...

The Project engages people from all walks of life and ages; including adults with learning difficulties, young people, as well as those currently out of work desiring transferable skills, students needing experience, and volunteers... in this landscape of legends and folklore... all overseen by professional community archaeologists.


Community Archaeology can be a great source of social good as well as education.

The project combines community archaeology, research and outreach work- that promotes the archaeology, history and heritage of the wider Sherwood Forest, its landscape and people.

This research is intrinsically linked to raising the profile and value of the wider Sherwood Forest area.


Please read on to learn more about this amazing project…

…and come and be part of the Future of Sherwood’s Past…

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Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

Community Archaeology in the East Midlands,

 Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire, Excavation, Research, Volunteering, Community

    Archaeology Derbyshire, Training, Social, Learning, Community Archaeology Leicestershire,

    Heritage, Involvement, Belonging, Knowledge sharing, Community Archaeology Lincolnshire,

    Topographic Survey, Talks and Presentations, Outreach, Archaeology Projects , Open

    Days, Schools, Finds Processing, Day Schools, Field Schools, Young People, Archaeology

    and History of Sherwood Forest, Pottery Research, Medieval, Roman, Prehistoric, Community

    Interest Company, Community Archaeology Nottinghamshire.

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Sherwood Forest History

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Robin Hood Town Tours Discover King John's Palace free excavation Young Archaeology Club Sherwood Forest Trust Magna Carta Sherwood Forest Big Lottery People's Millions Sherwood Forest Heritage Lottery Fund Archaeology Thynghowe Vikings Sherwood Forest

Some funders and partners:

Clipstone Community archaeology sherwood forest nottinghamshire Robin Hood's Village Dig Archaeology Sherwood Forest Bus Tours Sherwood Forest Archaeology Sherwood Forest Archaeology Sherwood Forest Archaeology Excavation Sherwood Forest Archaeology Snow Sherwood Forest Archaeology Finds Sherwood Forest Archaeology Conferences Archaeology Microscopes Sherwood Forest Archaeology Open Days Sherwood Forest Schools Outreach - Discover King John's Palace Project Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Bus Tour Outreach Sherwood Forest Schools Outreach - Discover King John's Palace Project Field Work in Sherwood Forest Sherwood Forest Community Archaeology Discover King John's Palace Project Excavation in Sherwood Forest Excavation in Sherwood Forest

Excavation, research, test-pitting, outreach, field walking, surveying, geophysics, re-enactment, education, engagement, bus tours, lectures, conferences, talks, presentations, fundraising… and much more… come and join the fun!!!

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Robin Hood Society Feather in Your Cap Award 2016

Winners 2016


World-wide Robin Hood Society

Robin Hood Society Feather in Your Cap Award 2016


 Project page links:

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 Project Home page

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 About the Project

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 Funding the Project

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 Project Partner Organisations

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 Project Sponsors

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 Robin Hood Challenges

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 Fieldwork

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 Research

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 Finds Processing

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 Bus Tours - Outreach

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 King John’s Palace

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 Robin Hood’s Village

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 Thynghowe

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 Battle of Hatfield

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 St Edwin’s Chapel

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 Clipstone Village Dig

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 Medieval Sherwood Map

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 Media

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 Links page

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 About Sherwood Forest

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 Forest Law

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 Why Sherwood Forest?

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 Boundaries of Sherwood

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 Landscape of Sherwood

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 Outlaws & Villains

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 Stories from the Forest

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 Bibliography

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