Archaeologist’s love studying ancient technology, but that doesn’t mean they’re behind the times. More and more archaeology is being done online and ‘citizen archaeologists’ are an increasingly important part of the team, whether it’s crowdfunding, crowdsourcing or making all the finds available online for people to explore.
Maybe you don’t have the opportunity to do archaeology in your area, but still fancy giving it a go? Join the #SaintsandSecrets #DigitalDigTeam for live updates, access to all the finds and data online and a say in all the preliminary interpretations. In fact, over 50% of the people on our team are supporting us this way – it’s a great way to get behind-the-scenes and discover your inner archaeologist, without leaving the sofa.
Nothing beats the excitement of hands-on archaeology! That first tantalising glimpse of bronze, a medieval pot, or the sense that you’ve stumbled upon something no one’s seen for centuries… Archaeologists love sharing that experience, and none more so than Time Team’s Raksha Dave. And guess what? She’ll be digging in Suffolk this summer. So if you want brush up on your field technique with one of the very best, then pick up a trowel and jump in the trench!
So you want to learn more about archaeology, and you want some hands-on experience, but you’re not quite ready for a dig? Or maybe you have an interest in something related, like photography or pottery?
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? There are Family weekends on 12-13th July and 19-20th July, or checkout the list of VIP archaeologists lined up in this series of free public lectures, covering everything from medieval graffiti, the history of archaeology on TV to an Easter Island Safari.
Every good archaeological dig has a party to celebrate the end of the project, and the #SaintsandSecrets end of site party on 20th July at Leiston Abbey is open to all – it’s a great way to mingle with the some of the best archaeologists and specialists in the UK and find out about the dig from all the people who have taken part. There will be activities all day plus an evening do within the grounds of the abbey. Free entry from 7pm (cash bar).
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