Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group

Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group

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  • Local / community

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Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group (SWAAG) is an organisation of enthusiasts who contribute to the knowledge-base of the history of the northernmost Yorkshire dales through a broad range of disciplines including the study of archaeology, geology, botany, and recorded history. Our Objects are: For the public benefit to advance the education of the public in general and more specifically the residents of, and visitors to, the county of North Yorkshire, particularly the area known as the Yorkshire Dales, in the subjects of archaeology, history, heritage, geology and the natural environment in order to promote a better understanding and management of that local heritage.


SWAAG's activities:

  • Provide training and experience of a broad range of archaeological investigative techniques which will then be applied to the study of the local heritage;
  • Undertake research including field work and excavations into all aspects of the local heritage and publishing and making otherwise available the results of that research;
  • Provide lectures, guided walks, community projects, activities with local schools and organisations, and exhibitions.

Current opportunities

Trustee with financial management experience to join board of North Yorkshire Community Archaeology Group

Experienced secretary required for the board of trustees of a North Yorkshire Community Archaeology Group