Centre for Community Archaeology

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. 

Conference: 20th-21st Oct

Discovery 2017!

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first meeting of the Ulster Archaeological Society at Queen's University, Belfast and the launch of the new Centre for Community Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast, we are proud to host 'Discovery 2017! Inaugural Annual Review of Archaeological Discoveries in Ulster' conference.

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Learn about what we do

Our projects

Discover how we collaborate with local communities to make our research accessible to a wider audience.

Our Projects

Read about who we are

Our staff and students

Read about the diverse ways our staff and students are educating communities about archaeology

Our staff and students

No matter what your age or ability, there are lots of ways to get involved in archaeology.

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Community excavations

Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF)

CAF website

Advancing knowledge of archaeology

Ulster Archaeological Society (UAS)

UAS website

Opportunities for children

Belfast Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)

YAC website

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