Staff from Banks Newton are currently involved in the following projects:-
This project is a small scale community dig, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is aimed at giving the local community in the village of Nettleham the opportunity to participate in the excavation of two large test pits in the Bishop’s Meadow area of the village.
This project is a large scale community dig, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
It is aimed at giving the local community along Newport and Riseholme Road the opportunity to be involved in digging test pits in the gardens and open spaces along the line of the Roman road – Ermine Street.
This project is also supported by Bishop Grosseteste University and students from the University have been able to access real archaeology via the project.
This is a community archaeology heritage and arts project based around the lower High Street in Lincoln. Please follow the link above to find out more!
A new video of the Arts & Heritage virtual exhibition is available of our YouTube channel.
We have also been commissioned to compete a 2018 assessment and target setting report.
- Lincolnshire Historic Tile project
- Investigation of WW1 anti-Zeppelin searchlight emplacement in Lincoln
- 6th Form Archaeology Club
Working with sixth formers from a range of local schools we are expanding the knowledge of archaeology and heritage issues within this age group and inspiring young people to go into further and higher education. We have itilised a number of inovative approaches with regard to increasing engagement including Drone flying and exploring secret Lincoln. Please click the picture to download the flyer.
This project has so far digitised some of Sir Max Mallowan’s (Agatha Christie’s second husband) site notebooks from his digs in Syria in the 1930s, making them available to a wider audience including curators at the British Museum. Research into this collection continues. The collection has also been used to introduce the archaeology of Mesopotamia to children involved in archaeology clubs and camps.
Staff from Banks Newton worked for Bishop Grosseteste University in 2016 and 2017 to assist with the yearly field school and the organisation and delivery of the site open day for the Festival of Archaeology.