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Earth Trust: Archaeology Tours until Feb 2020, Earth Trust, Oxfordshire (UK)

Come and learn about Oxfordshire's Iron Age inhabitants! Starting with a tour of the hillfort on Wittenham Clumps, you’ll then get to meet our archaeologists and visit the ongoing excavation at Earth Trust.

You'll be able to see our latest discoveries, watch the settlement being unearthed, and get the archaeologists' view on what life was like thousands of years ago.

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Online Course: How To Do Photogrammetry 14 January 2020, Online

Love archaeology? Want to upgrade your photography skills? This 4-week online course shows you how to capture artefacts, buildings, monuments, trenches and landscapes... in 3D! You don't need any special equipment - just a camera, a laptop, and a little bit of guidance from our team. By the end, you'll be making your own beautiful 3D models, from scratch!

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Online Course: How To Be A JUNIOR Archaeologist February 2020, EVERYWHERE!

Calling all Junior Archaeologists! Love history? Want to be an archaeologist one day? This online course is aimed at kids and teenagers who are fascinated about how we uncover the past. You'll learn about some of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries ever made, what they can teach us today, how archaeologists decide where to dig, and even how to plan your own mini-excavation.

Each chapter is filled with videos and quizzes, lead by our very own superstar Junior Archaeologist, with help from our very own fun, friendly, expert dig team.

Course starts 08 February 2020.

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Online Course: How To Do Archaeology 18 February- 23 March 2020, EVERYWHERE!

Have you always wanted to know how to do archaeology? This step-by-step course will guide you through what archaeologists do – and how you can get involved! Endorsed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and based on the Archaeology Skills Passport, this course is tailored to teach you the end-to-end process of actually doing archaeology.

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Soulton Hall 2020 05 - 10 May 2020, Soulton Hall, Shropshire (UK)

Stunned by the beauty of Shropshire’s rolling landscape, filled with impressive castles, Roman towns and enigmatic standing stones?
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help archaeologists investigating five mysterious ancient landmarks in the magnificent grounds of Soulton Hall.

If you want to perfect a range of archaeological skills, this dig is for you. As well as finds and excavation, there'll be surveys, and more!

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Sudeley Castle 02 - 09 June 2020, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire (UK)

Sudeley Castle is well known as one of the most beautiful Tudor palaces in England. DigVentures is returning to continue unearthing the remains of long-lost Tudor garden, and the banqueting house built for Elizabeth I. This is one of the most stunningly-situated excavation sites we've ever experienced!

Join the Dig Team, get hands-on in the Finds Room, or watch the discoveries online

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DigCamp: The Tudors! 05 June 2020, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire (UK)

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! Bring your family to DigCamp and spend a day doing archaeology together at Sudeley Castle. You'll get to unearth some Tudor history, and then take your discoveries into the Finds Room to be cleaned and identified.

Suitable for families with children aged 6-11

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DigClub: The Tudors 07 June 2020, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire (UK)

Archaeology for teenagers?! YAAAAAS!

Bring the fam to Sudeley Castle for a day out investigating Tudor history. You‘ll get to help unearth part of a long-lost Tudor garden, and a banqueting house built for Elizabeth I, and then take your discoveries to the Finds Room to clean and identify them - all while hanging out with kids their own age. It‘s more grown up than DigCamp, but still just as much fun.

Suitable for families with youngsters aged 12-16

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DigNation 2020: Tudor Fest 13 - 14 June 2020, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire (UK)

It's the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and we're going to celebrate TUDOR STYLE!

Following on from the first ever DigNation archaeology festival in 2018, we're back bigger and bolder than ever before.

It's going to be a weekend jam-packed with talks from your favourite Tudor historians, cutting edge Tudor research, Tudor festivities, with an archaeological dig to unearth a long-lost Tudor garden and banqueting house taking place right at the heart of it all!

Get Virtual Tickets, Day Tickets, Weekend Tickets, and even take part in the dig while you're here

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Romans of East Yorkshire 25 - 30 August 2020, near Driffield, East Yorkshire (UK)

In the last two years, DigVentures and friends have been quietly unearthing a Roman villa and early roadside settlement. Excavation is revealing it to be one of the earliest Roman sites north of the Humber, and that's why were heading back for a third season! Love the Romans? Want to help us unearth more about this pivotal site?

Join the Dig Team, get hands-on in the Finds Room, or watch the discoveries online!

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DigClub: The Romans 28 August 2020, near Driffield, East Yorkshire (UK)

Archaeology for teenagers?! YAAAAAS!

Bring the fam to East Yorkshire for a day out investigating Roman history. You‘ll get to help unearth part of a Roman settlement, and then take your discoveries to the Finds Room to clean and identify them - all while hanging out with kids their own age. It‘s more grown up than DigCamp, but still just as much fun.

Suitable for friends and families with youngsters aged 12-16

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DigCamp: The Romans! 29 August 2020, near Driffield, East Yorkshire (UK)

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! Bring your family to DigCamp and spend a day doing archaeology together in East Yorkshire. You'll get to unearth some Roman history, and then take your discoveries into the Finds Room to clean and identify them.

Suitable for families with children aged 6-11

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Lindisfarne 2020 08 - 20 September 2020, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland (UK)

DigVentures returns to Lindisfarne for Season 5 of our flagship investigation in partnership with Durham University. Fascinated by early medieval history and the people who chose to live on a small island in the North Sea? Help us continue our search for evidence of life on Lindisfarne before, during, and after the Viking raids!

Spanning the years from AD 700 - 1100, the site includes part of a cemetery, an early medieval building, a huge oven whose purpose is yet to be established, and plenty more that's still waiting to be uncovered.

Join the Dig Team, get hands-on in the Finds Room, or watch online

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DigCamp: Lindisfarne! 12 September 2020, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland (UK)

Archaeology isn‘t just for adults! Bring your family to DigCamp and spend a day doing archaeology together on Lindisfarne! You‘ll get to unearth evidence of the early medieval monks who lived on the island before, during, and after the Viking raids, and then take your discoveries into the Finds Room to be cleaned and identified.

Suitable for families with children aged 6-11

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DigClub: Lindisfarne 13 September 2020, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland (UK)

Archaeology for teenagers?! YAAAAAS!

Bring the fam to Lindisfarne for a day out investigating life on the island before, during, and after the Viking raids. You‘ll get to help unearth part of an early medieval monastery, and then take your discoveries to the Finds Room to clean and identify them - all while hanging out with kids their own age. It‘s more grown up than DigCamp, but still just as much fun.

Suitable for friends and families with youngsters aged 12-16

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Digging on the Danube 21 - 27 September 2020, near Vukovar, CROATIA 🇭🇷

The banks of the River Danube are one of the most fertile regions in Europe. That's why, six thousand years ago, people came to live here and developed some of the most extraordinary Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements on the continent.

Our friends at the Lovas Archaeology Project and the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb have invited us to come and help excavate.

We're assembling a team of seasoned Venturers to come with us. Together, we'll experience archaeology unlike anything you've seen before, and help a rural community conserve and explore a remarkable part of their history.

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