Community Projects

Cornwall Archaeological Unit is instrumental in the generation and management of several community archaeology projects, working with a variety of stakeholders. These projects are designed to expand public knowledge and understanding of the historic environment through participation and involvement.

These include Heritage Lottery funded projects, commissioned by voluntary organisations that are directed and supported by Cornwall Archaeology Unit. Current or recently undertaken projects include:

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  • Mapping the Sun – Astronomy and Archaeology at The Hurlers. Developed by the Caradon Hill Heritage Area Project in collaboration with Cornwall Archaeology Unit and the Roseland Observatory. A subsequent related project Reading the Hurlers is currently underway with a fieldwork phase scheduled for September.
  • Carwynnen Quoit - The excavation and restoration of this megalithic monument in conjunction with The Sustainable Trust. The publication phase of this project is currently underway.
  • Uncovering St Piran’s Oratory - Working in conjunction with the St Piran Trust to excavate and record this monument, an iconic part of Cornwall’s historic heritage. Conservation work is ongoing including a drainage monitoring programme. The publication phase is currently underway.

Cornwall Archaeological Unit is also involved with several other volunteer and community groups working across the South West. These include but are not limited to the following:

For further details of how you can get involved in any or all of these or forthcoming projects please email us at commumityprojects@cau.org.uk  telephone  01872 322057 or contact us through our Facebook page.