Building Sustainability in Community Archaeology: the Hendon School Archaeology Project

Gabriel Moshenska, Sarah Dhanjal, Don Cooper


The Hendon School Archaeology Project is a collaboration between Hendon School, the Hendon and District Archaeological Society (HADAS) and the UCL Institute of Archaeology. It aims to provide students at the school with an experience and understanding of archaeological fieldwork, while investigating an important multi-period site. This paper outlines the results of the first five years of the project: both the archaeological findings, and as an innovative collaborative form of community archaeology. The principal focus of research is the 16th-century residence of John Norden, cartographer to Elizabeth I; however, the most significant discovery to date is a substantial ceramic assemblage of 12th to 14th-century date. As community archaeology, an important aspect is the sustainability of the project, based on cost and resource sharing between the project partners, which we believe may offer a useful model for other such initiatives.

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How to cite: Moshenska, G, Dhanjal, S and Cooper, D 2011. Building Sustainability in Community Archaeology: the Hendon School Archaeology Project. Archaeology International 13:94-100, DOI:

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Published on 22 October 2011.

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