Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA)
Access Cambridge Archaeology is an outreach unit within the Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, based in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. The primary aim of Access Cambridge Archaeology is to enhance educational, economic and social well-being through active participation in archaeology. It seeks to achieve this by running novel, fun and challenging activities for members of the public, including school pupils, to develop new skills and confidence; raise their educational aspirations, boost their academic performance; enjoy learning for the love of it; take part in new archaeological excavations and make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them. Since ACA was set up in 2004, around 10,000 people have got involved in ACA activities through their schools, local communities or hobbies, working alongside experts from the University of Cambridge to explore the past and build for the future.