We are pleased to announce that local history and archaeology societies have recently affiliated with the Jigsaw project.

We are still in the process of buying up equipment for affiliated societies and Archaeology Action Groups to use.

We are also drawing up our 2012 programme of training courses, which should be available soon! Watch this space...

If your Cambridgeshire local history or archaeology group would like to affiliate with the Jigsaw Project, the Guidelines to Affiliation with the Jigsaw Project and an Application Form are now available to download.

If you would like to volunteer with the Jigsaw project, a Volunteer form can also be downloaded.

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 watch this space!

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.

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.