The Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project, based in Brighton, East Sussex, focused on Whitehawk Camp and the collection of objects excavated from the site in the 1920s and 1930s. The Camp – a 5,500-year-old Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure on Whitehawk Hill – is a rare type of ritual monument that marks the emergence of Britain’s first farming communities. A series of volunteering opportunities, workshops and events ran at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Whitehawk Hill and other venues. Volunteers learnt how to catalogue and examine archaeological finds, undertake geophysical survey, excavate archaeological remains and undertake conservation work to the monument. A series of outreach events examined the heritage and biodiversity of Whitehawk Hill and the results of the project were interpreted through varied digital media.
The Whitehawk Camp partnership was formed of the Centre for Applied Archaeology (UCL), Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society. The Project was generously supported by a £99,300 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Orange, H., Maxted, A., Sygrave, J. & Richardson, D. (2015) Whitehawk Camp community archaeology project: a Report from the Archives. In Archaeology International, Vol. 18, 51-55.
Sygrave, J., Barber, L., Le Hégarat, K., Orange, H., Ponce, P., Richardson, D., and Mooney, D.E. A report on the outcomes of the Whitehawk Community Archaeology Project, including a post-excavation assessment and updated project design. Archaeology South-East (UCL).