Tuesday 21 August 2012

The Access to Archaeology project is in full flow at the moment, we had a great response to the project when it was introduced and have successfully managed to recruit all of our volunteers.
The project is important to improve the accessibility and accuracy of records within the HER by adding reports to the HER.  The project also allows volunteers to learn more about the role of the HER and also the archaeology of Southeast Wales.
So far volunteers have been trained in the role of the HER and the planning process.  They have also learnt how to search the records, identify existing sites and add new data to the system.  Volunteers have learnt about the different types of reports that exist such as desk-based assessments, evaluations and excavations and how to choose the relevant information to add to the record.
Our volunteers have been very busy and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work!!  

Rachel Bowden, Project Archaeologist GGAT

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