Centre for Community Archaeology
The Centre for Community Archaeology at Queen's University undertakes outreach activities with local communities across Northern Ireland and in places such as Malta and Vietnam. The centre enables volunteer adults and school children to participate in archaeological fieldwork projects through community-based excavations, while facilitating the involvement of local people in the study of their local heritage. The centre is aligned with the Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club and with the Ulster Archaeological Society. The former offers young enthusiasts the opportunity to learn more about archaeology through monthly meetings and fieldtrips, while the latter has a long-standing relationship with Queen's and hosts lectures, fieldtrips and fieldwork events.
Find out how it all began
We have been involved in Community Archaeology for over 20 years, find out how it all began.
Learn about what we do
Discover how we collaborate with local communities to make our research accessible to a wider audience.
No matter what your age or ability, there are lots of ways to get involved in archaeology.
Click on the links below to find out more.
Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF)
Advancing knowledge of archaeology
Ulster Archaeological Society (UAS)
Opportunities for children
Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)