CLASP brings local archaeology enthusiasts together to investigate their local past.

Professional archaeologists lead the activities and contribute specialist skills when necessary – but the ‘amateurs’ are encouraged and enabled to learn skills for themselves and become self-sufficient in many aspects of archaeological investigation.

CLASP also provides talks and lectures as part of its commitment to encouraging local communities to ‘own’ their archaeological heritage.

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  • You can find out more about CLASP by excavating this website using the links at the top of the page.
  • News and features are added as “Posts” which you see listed in the column on the right.
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P9196330The Reports & Submissions section of this website includes:

  • CLASP case-studies
  • reports on CLASP projects and activities
  • CLASP geophysical survey reports
  • CLASP technical guidance documents
  • CLASP submissions to planning enquiries

To enter the Members’ Area, or to read “Protected” posts, you will need to be a CLASP member, and to use the password shown on your current CLASP membership card.

  • Watch the proceedings of the CLASP Conference 2016 online (Vimeo.com): nine talks plus the welcome and panel discussion.
  • Archaeology – Back To Our Roots
    This illustrated account of the Whitehall Farm Roman Villa excavation was published in the spring 2018 edition of Gridline, a publication for National Grid’s grantors and landowners.


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