“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you out – it provides me with another avenue to pursue my love of archaeology from afar!
While channel-surfing one cold, wintry Melbourne evening, I stumbled across an actor I recognised as ‘Baldrick’. He was talking with a group of archaeologists about a small sherd of Roman pottery he held cradled in his hands. My interest in archaeology – something I was unable to pursue in my youth – was immediately reinvigorated, and it’s fair to say that Time Team had me hooked.
Twelve months later, and with the realisation through social media that archaeology is a passion accessible to anyone so inclined, I find myself studying Archaeology (by Distance Education through the University of Leicester). I have a field school trip to the UK planned for 2013 and am looking forward to visiting the places that I am currently learning about – including Flag Fen!
I support DigVentures – even it is from half a world away – because of its innovative approach to hands-on, accessible archaeology for members of the general public; the importance of understanding and preserving world-significant prehistoric sites such as Flag Fen, and because I want to contribute, in some small way, towards the work of the wider archaeological community.”
Thanks Andrew – we’ll pass your regards on to Tony Robinson (more news to come on that front – we’ve got a cunning plan!!!)