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Spodden Valley Survey Tuesday 6th - Sunday 11th March / Spodden Valley, Lancashire

Lancashire has one of the highest concentrations of hunter-gatherer sites in Europe. 8,000 years ago, it was prime territory. Today, it still bristles with the remains of ancient hunting camps... if you know where to look. DigVentures is heading to Spodden Valley to begin a MASSIVE survey of its hunter-gatherer sites. To do it, we're going to need LOADS of people. Can you help?

THIS EVENT IS FREE.

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Digging Darrow Tuesday 22nd May – Sunday 3rd June 2018 / Darrow, New York State

Darrow was once home to the biggest Shaker settlement in America, and it’s full of ruins just waiting to give up their secrets. This dig is setting out to map the entire settlement, and chart the rapid rise and fall of this remarkable utopian society - perfect for anyone who wants to support archaeology in America.

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Darrow Finds Room Tuesday 22nd May – Sunday 3rd June 2018 / Darrow, New York State

You don't have to dig to do archaeology! You can support this dig by joining us in the Finds Room, where you'll learn how all the things we find are cleaned, sorted and prepared for analysis. You'll be handling and identifying artefacts as they come out of the ground... all with a cup of tea in hand!

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Coldingham Tuesday 19th June – Sunday 1st July 2018 / Coldingham, Berwickshire

Picture this: it’s early in the 7th century AD and King Oswald’s monastery at Lindisfarne is on the rise to fame. But just across the Scottish border something else is happening. Oswald has a sister, and she too has gone and founded a monastery. This dig is perfect for anyone who wants to explore her side of the story.

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Coldingham Finds Room Tuesday 19th June – Sunday 1st July 2018 / Coldingham, Berwickshire

You don't have to dig to do archaeology! You can support this dig by joining us in the Finds Room, where you'll learn how all the things we find are cleaned, sorted and prepared for analysis. You'll be handling and identifying artefacts as they come out of the ground... all with a cup of tea in hand!

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DigCamp Saturday 23rd June 2018 / Coldingham, Berwickshire

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! DigVentures’ one-day DigCamps are a full day of archaeology and fun for parents and children to enjoy together on a real, live, in-progress archaeology dig.

You‘ll get to learn about archaeology together, dig alongside professionals, and use some of the latest gadgets – all while spending a fantastic day out at one of the UK’s most exciting archaeological sites.

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Elmswell Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018 / Little Driffield, Yorkshire

There are around 2,000 abandoned medieval villages in England, and each one has its own unique story to tell. Brought to us by two metal detectorists, this dig is setting out to bring an abandoned village back to the surface. But there's also evidence of a settlement that goes even further back in time. From a medieval village to a Roman villa, Iron Age settlement, mesolithic flints and more, this dig has it all and you can help explore it!

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Elmswell Finds Room Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018 / Little Driffield, Yorkshire

You don't have to dig to do archaeology! You can support this dig by joining us in the Finds Room, where you'll learn how all the things we find are cleaned, sorted and prepared for analysis. You'll be handling and identifying artefacts as they come out of the ground... all with a cup of tea in hand!

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DigCamp Saturday 18th August 2018 / Little Driffield, Yorkshire

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! DigVentures’ one-day DigCamps are a full day of archaeology and fun for parents and children to enjoy together on a real, live, in-progress archaeology dig.

You‘ll get to learn about archaeology together, dig alongside professionals, and use some of the latest gadgets – all while spending a fantastic day out at one of the UK’s most exciting archaeological sites.

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Lindisfarne Tuesday 4th September – Wednesday 19th September 2018 / Lindisfarne, Northumberland

DigVentures will return to this iconic Anglo-Saxon site for the third year running. We know it was the spiritual heart of the once-great kingdom of Northumbria, and the first place in England to be raided by the Vikings. It's our blockbuster dig and this year, it's time to gather the evidence about the population who endured the Viking raids and propelled Lindisfarne to fame.

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Lindisfarne Finds Room Tuesday 4th September – Wednesday 19th September 2018 / Lindisfarne, Northumberland

You don't have to dig to do archaeology! You can support this dig by joining us in the Finds Room, where you'll learn how all the things we find are cleaned, sorted and prepared for analysis. You'll be handling and identifying artefacts as they come out of the ground... all with a cup of tea in hand!

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DigCamp Saturday 8th September 2018 / Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Archaeology isn’t just for adults! DigVentures’ one-day DigCamps are a full day of archaeology and fun for parents and children to enjoy together on a real, live, in-progress archaeology dig.

You‘ll get to learn about archaeology together, dig alongside professionals, and use some of the latest gadgets – all while spending a fantastic day out at one of the UK’s most exciting archaeological sites.

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DigNation Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd September 2018, Lindisfarne, Northumberland

We're helping Tony Robinson throw the best archaeology party ever in honour of Mick Aston, from 22nd - 23rd September 2018. You can be there in person, or online!

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