News

CASWe attended the CAS conference on Saturday and made a joint presentation introducing the Jigsaw Project. It generated a lot of interest and we met many new people when manning the Jigsaw stand throughout the rest of the day.

Many people picked up copies of our affiliation guidelines and application form. We will be uploading them on to the website in the near future, but in the meantime, please contact us for copies.

We're still beavering away here at Bar Hill creating affiliation guidelines and the Best Practice Users Guide that affiliated groups will follow outlining best archaeological practice. We're also busy following up enquiries from local history and archaeological societies and arranging visits! Also at the top of our priority list is arranging training opportunities and buying in equipment for the Equipment Resource that affiliated groups will be able to borrow...so watch this space!

Jo Richards at Gransden Jo and Jemima had a fab time at Grandsden Show on Saturday. Beyond admiring very well groomed cows and frisky sheep, we also enjoyed talking to lots of people about archaeology in Cambridgeshire, talking about artefacts excavated locally in recent yearsand helping children have a go at archaeology. We met a number of people who were really interested in joining Jigsaw.

David at EltisleyWe had a great time on the Eltisley Moats Project from Wednesday to Saturday last week!

This was a project funded by English Heritage and organised by David Crawford-White as a community archaeology venture. Eltisley Local History Group, Newton Primary School and students from Hills Road Sixth Form and the Perse School were involved.

The Jigsaw team went along to help and find out more about how to run community excavations....

A fantastic time was had by all (and very interesting archaeology uncovered). Our image gallery contains a few photos from the dig, and the landowner also has some excellent photos.

Tuesday 20 Sept: First site visit for the JIGSAW team! Jemima went out to Bill Hughes' site down in South Cambs to look at his Roman bathhouse. Very interesting! And a nice bit of mosaic. Wasn't expecting to be offered a choice of champagne or red wine as part of a site visit! Didn't know archaeology could be so glamorous...