Have you participated in, are participating in, or fund projects that engage or work with communities in the archaeology or heritage management process? Have a little time to donate? If you answered yes, there are several ways you can participate in research striving to build an effective and desirable evaluation framework for community archaeology. These are briefly outlined below.

Answer the Questionnaire

Please fill out the anonymous survey at the link below to have your voice and thoughts on evaluations heard. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete:


Test the Current Draft of the Evaluation Framework

Drafts of the evaluation framework will be tested on three to five case studies from around the world. The case studies collectively will employ different methods of engagement and occur in various geographic contexts. Do you have a project running between now and January 2023 with involvement from both practitioners and community members? Are you interested in testing the framework and providing feedback on successes and areas for improvement? Get in touch!

Focus Groups: Community Members

Are you a community member willing to share your thoughts and ideas on evaluations? Please reach out to participate in a focus group. Focus groups with community members are fundamental to understanding what these stakeholders want in an evaluation framework.

Thank you to the funders and practitioners who participated in the focus groups run from September 2021 to January 2022. Your contributions were instrumental in forming the first draft of the evaluation framework.

Contact Details

If you have questions or are interested in participating, please email: makanani.bell@soton.ac.uk

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