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How To Do Archaeology Online course, starts 15th January 2019

When it comes to doing archaeology, digging is only the tip of the iceberg. This six week online course covers everything from how archaeologists decide where to dig, right through to what happens with all the finds. Jam-packed with helpful videos, real-life examples, fun quizzes and online support, this course is suitable for everyone - from the curious beginner, to students and professionals wanting more practical knowledge about the inner workings of an excavation.

Next course starts 15th January 2019.

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Dig the Tudors at Sudeley Castle Gloucestershire, 21st May - 2nd June 2019

Got a thing for the Tudors? Love fine architecture, rich clothes and powerful queens? A recent geophysical survey has revealed the ghostly outline of a long-lost Tudor garden - one of the last remaining in England. And right in the middle of it, a Tudor banqueting venue!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help archaeologists unearth this rare Tudor garden, and investigate the scene of an EPIC three-day party that was famously attended by Elizabeth I.

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Dirty Weekend at Soulton Hall Shropshire, 22nd - 23rd June 2019

The Shropshire border between England and Wales is filled with impressive Norman castles, Roman towns and enigmatic standing stones. This Dirty Weekend is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help us investigate one of five mysterious ancient landmarks in the magnificent grounds of Soulton Hall.

NOTE: There are only 15 places available on this fabulous weekend.

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Dig the Romans in East Yorkshire Driffield, 20th - 25th August 2019

Two thousand years ago, the Romans marched north and established a centre at York. But while archaeologists have found many later Roman settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, only a handful of sites inhabited by the earliest Roman settlers in the region have ever been found… until now.

We're heading back to East Yorkshire to continue investigating around one of the earliest Roman settlements ever discovered in the region, and this year, we'll be opening up a new area where loads of mosaic tiles were found.

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Lindisfarne 2019 Northumberland, 3rd - 15th September 2019

Our flagship, crowdfunded excavation will return in 2019 to continue the search for traces of the long-lost Anglo-Saxon monastery. Founded by King Oswald, and famously raided by the Vikings in AD 793, it's one of the most iconic sites in England. Now, we're digging into the detail and heading ever further back in time to find out more about the earliest days of life on Lindisfarne.

Join the excavation team, enter the Finds Room, or sit back and watch online...

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Digital Dig Team

Digital Venturer

Your chance to stick a virtual trowel in the ground.

  • See all the data appear straight from the trenches in Digital Dig Team
  • Watch all the action unfold from anywhere in the world
  • Communicate with the on-site team directly
  • Get exclusive behind-the-scenes digital access
Field Venturer

Field Venturer

Get in the trenches with our expert team.

  • Learn new field techniques and brush up on what you already know
  • Personal field skills assessment and training plans
  • Learn how to use our world-first digital recording system
  • Perfect for anyone who wants more field experience
Dirty Weekend Venturer

Dirty Weekend Venturer

Two days of action-packed archaeology.

  • Taster sessions for adventurous travellers and the culturally curious
  • Work with professional archaeologists & try specialist activities tailored to the site
  • Learn what it’s really like on an archaeological site after ‘Tools down’!
  • No experience needed – we’ll teach you all you need to know

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