A warm welcome to the brand new Jigsaw Cambridgeshire website.

'Jigsaw - Piecing Together Cambridgeshire's Past' was a Heritage Lottery Funded project, designed to support and develop community archaeology in Cambridgeshire. The project ran from September 2011 until October 2016 and was a joint venture led by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council, with other partners including Huntingdonshire District Council and the Council for British Archaeology.

The key legacy of the Jigsaw project has been an active network of skilled volunteers and community groups across the county who are now able to engage and participate with their local heritage group. The Jigsaw community is continuing beyond the life of the HLF funded project, with OAE commited to supporting Jigsaw affiliated community groups into the future. With this in mind, we have re-developed our website and hope it will continue to prove useful and interesting to anyone wanting to learn more about their historic environment. OAE are also continuing to manage the community resource of equipment and guides and the Jigsaw social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Jigsaw has been a ground breaking archaeology project, widely praised within the wider archaeological community and was shortlisted by the CBA in the 2014 British Arhcaological Awards for the Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project. We aim to continue helping more people to get actively involved in discovering, understanding and protecting their own local heritage. If you want to affiliate your community group with Jigsaw to make the most of our free resources, to create or join a new Archaeology Action Group, or to find out more about archaeological volunteering please contact us.

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