Leiden archaeology project nominated for volunteer prize
The Heritage Quest archaeology project has been nominated for the Heritage Volunteer Prize. In the project volunteers are looking for archaeological remains such as burial mounds, Celtic fields and cart tracks. The project leaders are Leiden University, Landscape Heritage Utrecht and Gelderland Heritage. Don’t forget to cast your vote!
The Heritage Volunteer Prize is the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and is to thank volunteers in this sector for all their good work. They make it possible to make the wealth of cultural heritage in the Netherlands accessible to the wider public. The public can vote for the best project.
Corona crisis: extra help for archaeologists
It is thanks in part to coronavirus that the Heritage Quest project has been such a success: at the start of the year a staggering 300,971 elevations maps of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug area were inspected in just a month. ‘It’s a kind of addiction’, said one volunteer in this report.