The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.
CITiZAN Community Archaeologist, South East
As CITiZAN Community Archaeologist in the South East team Lawrence supports the East Kent Coast and Mersea Island Discovery Programmes and assists with the development of nationwide elements of the CITiZAN project. This includes helping to organise training events, promotion of the CITiZAN methodology for monitoring vulnerable foreshore sites and the building of CITiZAN's Low Tide Trail heritage walks.
Lawrence has previous experience in museum exhibition curation, teaching and community event organisation and has brought to CITiZAN the pioneering use of Oral Histories Projects as a tool of archaeology and community engagement through his Searching Mersea project.
Lawrence has a BA in Social Anthropology from Goldsmith College, University of London.