Jigsaw supports and develops community archaeology in Cambridgeshire

Jigsaw Community Archaeology Project is a five-year project that has been running since 2011. It is a joint venture by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council and is supported by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Other partners include the Council for British Archaeology and Huntingdonshire District Council.

Jigsaw currently supports 21 local archaeology societies by providing free training, advice, equipment, and offers volunteer opportunities. Two Jigsaw Community Archaeologists, Jo Richards and Jemima Woolverton, set up new local archaeology action groups in each of the five Cambridgeshire districts, and supported the groups' local involvement in heritage by practical research, survey and excavation. Wherever you live in Cambridgeshire the project can offer something for you!

In 2014 the project was shortlisted for the prestigious British Archaeological Awards, and in July 2015 ran a training excavation for the Jigsaw community.

For further information, visit the Jigsaw website, where you can find your local archaeology group and download the latest training programme.