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The Dig Manchester Project, 2005-2009 : Redefining community archaeology?

Nevell, MD 2015, 'The Dig Manchester Project, 2005-2009 : Redefining community archaeology?' , in: Archaeology for All: Community Archaeology in the Early 21st Century: Participation, Practice and Impact , University of Salford Applied Archaeology Series (2) , Centre for Applied Archaoelogy, University of Salford, pp. 35-46.

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Abstract

The Dig Manchester project was a community archaeology scheme within the city of Manchester, UK, that ran from 2005 to 2009. This paper provides an overview of that project, the precursor to which began life under the banner of ‘Dig Moston’ in 2003 and developed in 2005 into ‘Dig Manchester’, finishing in 2009 with the publication of two popular booklets. Throughout its life the project consciously attempted to engage local communities, groups and individuals who would not normally take part in archaeological activity. Reaching out to these communities was seen by some as interfering with the ‘traditional’ voluntary approaches to archaeological fieldwork and drew criticism for such engagement. The project also deliberately collated data on the public and volunteer response to the process or activity of uncovering the past.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Nevell, MD and Redhead, N
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community archaeology, Manchester
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: Centre for Applied Archaoelogy
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: University of Salford Applied Archaeology Series
ISBN: 9780956594761
Funders: Association of Greater Manchester Authorties (AGMA)
Depositing User: Dr Michael Nevell
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2015 11:57
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 23:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35701

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