Community Landscape & Archaeology Survey Project (CLASP)
CLASP’s stated aim is to research, interpret and document the early landscape of west Northamptonshire, working closely with the local Historic Environmental Record, English Heritage and other regional and national bodies to carry out archaeological research to professional standards.
CLASP is always keen to welcome new volunteers. New projects are regularly planned and executed, knowledge is shared, and training in fieldwork and archaeological computing skills is given in a friendly environment.
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.