Ok, so most of us are probably a bit skint, and feeling a bit gloomy with all the talk of cuts, but a couple of quid in this direction will make a difference and help you feel like you've done something for the future.
The past few years there's been much talk of how archaeology only tends to take place as 'rescue' work, checking a site when building work is underway, or small projects with scraped together funding, volunteers paying to participate and a local community and/or university vocally supporting it. Local services are seeing increasing issues with increasing belt tightening, and although people may moan about a favourite local museum reducing hours, they often don't think about how the resources behind that may also be effected.
The Council for British Archaeology is a charity who aim to educate about archaeology and help make it more accessible. So helping them out means they can help more projects, raise more skilled hands willing to work for free or cheap and generally promote something not seen as valuable, since unearthing bits of pottery isn't as 'hot' as preserving stately homes.
or, if you would rather donate to something you think is more 'worthy'
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