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What’s On

See all the archaeology digs, talks, courses, festivals and other events coming up at DigVentures

Read about our Safe Dig & Bookings Policies, created in response to Covid-19. If you have a place rolled over from 2020, we have already emailed your booking options.

IN THE FIELD

Archaeology dig in Driffield

East Yorkshire / 10 - 22 Aug 2021

Explore the early days of Roman Britain, and unearth new evidence from one of the oldest Roman settlements north of the Humber. Spanning the first four centuries AD, this site includes, homes, buildings, mosaics and plenty of pottery. Help us continue investigating the Roman pioneers, as well the lives of those who lived here before, during and after their arrival.

Your options: Join the Dig Team or Finds Team, bring the kids to DigCamp or DigClub, watch online

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IN THE FIELD

DigCamp for local schools near Driffield (ages 6-12)

East Yorkshire / 12 - 13 August 2021

Farmer John has found a Roman settlement on his farm, and he's inviting local families to come and help archaeologists unearth the remains. Got children at a primary school in the Driffield area? Want to try something new this summer holiday? Try archaeology!

ONLINE

The Architecture of Richard III

via Zoom / 01 Sept 2021

Discover a different perspective on one of England's most famous kings. In this talk, we'll explore one of Richard’s role as an architectural patron with Buildings Archaeologist, James Wright. From Middleham and Warwick, to Sudeley Castle, we'll get a rare and detailed glimpse into the architectural world of Richard III - setting his building projects in their wider 15th century context.

IN THE FIELD

Archaeology dig at Lindisfarne

Northumberland / 07 - 26 Sept 2021

Trace the history of Northumbrian monks and Viking raids, and discover new clues at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain. Spanning the years from AD 700 - 1100, the site includes part of the monastery that was famously raided by Vikings in AD 793. Help us search for new evidence as we continue our flagship excavation in partnership with Durham University.

Your options: Join the Dig Team or Finds Team, bring the kids to DigCamp or DigClub, watch online

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IN THE FIELD

DigCamp at Lindisfarne (ages 6-12)

Northumberland / 11 - 18 Sept 2021

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.

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IN THE FIELD

DigClub at Lindisfarne (ages 12-16)

Northumberland / 12 Sept 2021

Archaeology for teenagers?! YAAAAAS! Bring your teens 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 - all while hanging out with kids their own age. It‘s more grown up than DigCamp, but still just as much fun.

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IN THE FIELD

Archaeology dig at Sudeley Castle

Gloucestershire / 19 - 31 October 2021

Join the DigVentures team on a real, crowdfunded archaeological dig. You’ll learn (and use) all the basic skills that a field archaeologist uses on a dig, while helping us to unearth a remarkable set of Tudor ruins. Our friendly team of professional archaeologists will be there to guide your search for evidence every step of the way, and you'll learn how to excavate, recognise new archaeological layers, identify finds, and record your discoveries like a pro.

IN THE FIELD

DigCamp at Sudeley Castle (ages 6-12)

Gloucestershire / 23 - 27 October 2021

Archaeology isn't just for adults! Bring the family to enjoy some hands-on archaeology with the DigVentures team. You'll have plenty of fun as we investigate a Tudor mystery at Sudeley Castle.

IN THE FIELD

DigClub at Sudeley Castle (ages 12-16)

Gloucestershire / 24 - 28 October 2021

Archaeology for teenagers?! YAAAAAS! Bring your teens to Sudeley Castle for a day out investigating Tudor history with the DigVentures team. You‘ll get to search for archaeological clues, all while hanging out with kids their own age. It‘s more grown up than DigCamp, but still just as much fun.

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ONLINE

How To Do Archaeology

Online Course / Start anytime

Want to learn more about the ins and outs of doing archaeology? If you can't get out into the field, this 6 week course will teach you everything from how archaeologists decide where to dig, to what happens to all the finds. It's like attending an archaeology fieldschool, but it's online!

Become a DigVentures Digital Subscriber to gain unlimited access to all of our online courses, for as long as you need.

Gift Certificates

Not sure when and where you want to dig? Grab a Gift Certificate and decide later! Turn someone you love into an archaeologist for a day, a weekend, a week or even two whole weeks, or just treat yourself. Our Gift Certificates are valid towards any DigVentures excavation within one year from purchase, so you can buy now, and make that near-impossible decision later!

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