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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.

You can buy a Dig Experience Gift Certificate now, or wait for the crowdfunding campaign to open in December when more information and more funding levels will be available.

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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.

You can buy a Dig Experience Gift Certificate now, or wait for the crowdfunding campaign to open in December when more information and more funding levels will be available.

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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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Dirty Weekend Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th June 2018 / Coldingham, Berwickshire

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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Dirty Weekend Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July 2018 / Coldingham, Berwickshire

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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Elmswell Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018 / 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 - perfect for anyone who wants to explore the nooks and crannies of medieval life.

You can buy a Dig Experience Gift Certificate now, or wait for the crowdfunding campaign to open in December when more information and more funding levels will be available.

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DigCamp Saturday 18th August 2018 / Elmswell Farms, 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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Dirty Weekend Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th August 2018 / Elmswell Farms, Yorkshire

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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Dirty Weekend Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th August 2018 / Elmswell Farms, Yorkshire

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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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.

You can buy a Dig Experience Gift Certificate now, or wait for the crowdfunding campaign to open in December when more information and more funding levels will be available.

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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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Dirty Weekend Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th September 2018 / Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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Dirty Weekend Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th September 2018 / Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Dirty Weekends are two days of action-packed archaeology. Each one starts with an archaeological briefing on Saturday morning. You’ll then have two whole days to excavate alongside professional archaeologists, and find out as much as you can about events that transpired thousands of years ago.

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

We’re in cahoots with some of our favourite archaeologists and historians. Together, we’re plotting a big surprise. It’s very, very different to the usual dig. We’re not ready to talk about it yet, but save the date if you want to fill your brain with interesting things, and all in celebration of one very special person.

More info coming soon.

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