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CBA Research into Archaeological Heritage and Young People

posted 1 Sep 2011, 04:01 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 12 Feb 2012, 09:12 ]
The Council for British Archaeology is carrying out research relating to best practice in providing opportunities for engagement by young people with archaeological heritage. This will help CBA to identify the level of support needed for using archaeology as a tool for engaging young people from different backgrounds. As a result CBA hope to create a useful evidence base for current provision and perceived needs of young people across the heritage sector and beyond. It will form the basis for the CBA to diversify, integrate and expand young person provision and engagement across all of the organisation’s work, including the UK-wide Young Archaeologists’ Club. The project’s final report should also present baseline data that will be of use to the wider sector.

As part of this research, CBA invite you to complete their brief online survey. This gives you an opportunity to let them know of projects, activities, events and resources that you know about, including those that you may have taken part in or carried out yourself. It will also be an opportunity to share your opinions and views regarding working with young people, and to signpost CBA researchers to relevant literature, websites and other resources that you feel it would be important for CBA to be aware of.

CBA are very interested in particular in seeing what resources, activities and practice are available beyond archaeology itself, and to know what others who work with young people find particularly effective. Hence, they’d love to hear from you whether or not you work with archaeological heritage.

To take part in the survey, please visit the SurveyMonkey website. This survey will be kept open until 5pm on Friday 11th November 2011.

For more information on this project see the CBA website a

CBA expect the final report of this exploratory project to be available in Spring 2012.