In an effort to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the archaeological sector, L - P : Archaeology was awarded a grant by the Historic England Emergency COVID-19 Fund to produce a 'toolkit' of resources to help demonstrate social distancing guidance in archaeological field and post-excavation work.
The Social Distancing for Archaeology Toolkit (SoDA) project builds on the vital work of Prospect Union (Archaeologists Branch) who have been working to produce guidance during the rapidly changing state of archaeological fieldwork in early 2020. Liaising with stakeholders in the UK Archaeology Industry Working Group (including representatives from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, the Federation of Archaeological Managers & Employers and the Prospect Union/Archaeologists Branch), SoDA has sought to complement this work by producing high impact, freely available resources that demonstrate this guidance in practice.
The project has produced a series of short videos in different on-/off-site work scenarios, as well as signs, stickers, a toolbox talk and a risk assessment workflow. These resources were produced with support of Prospect, who provided input and guidance during this project. We envision that these resources could be re-purposed in different archaeological contexts that extend beyond the commercial sector, including community digs and academic fieldschools.
SoDA is a grant-funded project produced and hosted by L - P : Archaeology. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to drop us an email at: