10 Photos that Show Us What We Can Learn By Digging Up the Trenches of WW1

This week, the news broke that archaeologists have re-discovered a system of World War One trenches on the Isle of Sheppey, an island just off the coast of North Kent, that had been totally forgotten. What’s remarkable about these trenches is that they were dug in preparation for a German invasion. This makes them pretty […]

DigVentures and the BBC One Show: Devil Dog Black Shuck Returns!

Site Dog in control!

DigVentures’ massive media moment began this past June with a throw-away comment in a parish newsletter, which grew into a tongue-in-cheek story in the local paper, and then matured into a fully-fledged monster tale eagerly lapped up by the world’s media. DV Projects Director Brendon Wilkins here tells the REAL story of the archaeological discovery […]

10 Best and Worst Horror Movies Featuring Archaeologists

‘Intrepid-archaeologist-disturbs-ancient-evil’ has got to be one of the most ubiquitous horror movie tropes out there; our seemingly irrepressible intrepid-ness means we’re forever sticking our trowels in where they’re not wanted, opening up some cursed tomb and awakening some demonic spirit from a millenium-long nap. When will we learn? Some things are just better off left […]

Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in Peruvian Andes

Archaeologists investigate human capacity for survival in extreme environments at the highest altitude Pleistocene site yet identified in the world. If you think a day’s digging is hard work, then spare a thought for this bunch of archaeologists; they’ve been excavating way up in the Peruvian Andes at almost 5,000 m above sea level. And […]