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Maiya Pina-Dacier

Head of Community at DigVentures, Maiya digs with a trowel in one hand, and a Twitter feed in the other. She reports on all our discoveries live from the trenches, and keeps our Site Hut full of the latest archaeology news. Got a story? Just drop her a line...

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Site Diary: Why we’re looking for Romans at East Park, Sedgefield

Every archaeological site has its mysteries, and the Roman town buried at East Park is a tough nut to crack

Site Diary: Summer of Discoveries on Lindisfarne (2020)

An early medieval smithy, a handful of coins, and a burial with signs of a fatal headwound

The Earliest Evidence for Africans in Britain

Did ancient Britain include people from Africa?

The Most Amazing Ruins in Africa

These are the ancient ruins that every history fan needs to know about besides the pyramids

Warrior burial could redraw map of Anglo-Saxon era Britain

Marlow Warlord was found with one of the best-preserved scabbards in the region

Before and after the Viking raids on Lindisfarne

See how Lindisfarne would have looked when Vikings attacked, and the remains we've recently discovered

Early medieval discoveries on Lindisfarne

Join our Dig Team for a walk around the excavation, and watch as we unearths the remains of early medieval burials, a huge metalworking furnace, and more.

Walk around our Roman archaeology dig in East Yorkshire

We're excavating the remains of one of the earliest Roman settlements ever discovered in the region.

We reached the bottom of the drawbridge pit at Pontefract Castle!

It's deep, it's dark, and there's something strange down here...

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