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Buried Heritage


Many people will know the Forest as a beautiful green area, but it is only by understanding what lies beneath that you can really appreciate how the people living and working here have influenced the development of the landscape over time.

This project provides an opportunity for local people to expand their knowledge of archaeological and other historic features so that we can build up a greater level of understanding about the heritage of the landscape.

What will the project deliver?

The project aims to greatly improve the identification and understanding of the rich archaeological remains that survive across the Forest. Building on the success of the Development stage project 'Unearthing our Heritage', professional archaeologists will train and work with teams of volunteers from the local community to continue an invaluable baseline survey of the visible remains of the buried heritage that are present within the Forest.

The project will see:

  • The continuation of the task of mapping and investigating over 1700 potential archaeological sites already identified in the Forest.
  • Volunteers will make site visits to verify their archaeological nature, undertake baseline recording of the visible earthwork remains, assess their condition and wherever possible establish their character and function.
  • Over the five years community excavations will be undertaken to train existing & new volunteers
  • Working with local schools archaeological resources will be designed to enable youngsters to explore their local history and heritage now and in the future.

What can I get involved in?

We need volunteers to work with professional archaeologists to survey visible remains of buried heritage and built heritage and to take part in community excavations.

Click here to go to the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology website. 

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