We crowdfunded over £30,000 and crowdsourced a worldwide audience to excavate the internationally significant Bronze Age site of Flag Fen, boost visitors to the site, and create a worldwide community of archaeological enthusiasts.
We’re thrilled to report that Flag Fen Lives was a resounding success. We brought in over 250 Venturers, from 11 countries and six universities, to support the project. We trained over 130 of our Venturers on site in archaeological field skills, and increased visitors to Flag Fen by over 30% from the previous year.
Together, DigVentures and our Venturers completed a three-week research excavation on one of the world’s most important Bronze Age sites. We laughed, we cried, we learned, and we had an amazing time. And of course, Site Dog stole the show!
Our team of specialists and experts is hard at work on the Assessment Report, and we’re developing an updated Project Design for Flag Fen in partnership with English Heritage. As a result of our work and collaborations, Flag Fen is back on the agenda and the future of this special place is looking bright.
More about Flag Fen Lives
We captured all the archaeology and fun on film, so that everyone could be with us every step of the way, even if you couldn’t join us on site. Our videos are a unique record of site life, and give a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like. Check out the videos
We took hundreds of photos documenting every aspect of the dig. Have a sneaky peek at Lisa’s favourites, plus loads more!
We appeared in the local, regional and national press. You can see the interviews and read the articles on our homepage
The mighty Francis Pryor and our fantastic launch video!
We’ve talked a lot about our Venturers: the worldwide team who funded the dig, as well as got into the trenches with during the excavation. But who are they? The map below shows where they come from, and we’ve also got some great profiles that tell a little bit more of their stories.