CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Due to the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, all digs, talks or workshops scheduled before July 2020 have been postponed. But don’t worry, you can still get your archaeology on! Click here for more info, or view What’s On to see our exciting new programme of online events.

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

VIRTUAL DIGCAMP / How To Be a Junior Archaeologist Starts 20 July 2020

Get down and dirty with archaeology, at home! This 5-week course is created for families with children aged 8-15, with help from our very own Junior Archaeologist, Rosie. You'll learn what archaeologists look for, get top tips on becoming and archaeologist, and even how to dig your own Test Pit!

FREE | ONLINE | FAMILY-FRIENDLY

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VIRTUAL TOUR / Pontefract Castle 14 August 2020, 3pm BST

Our team is returning to Pontefract to finish excavating the medieval drawbridge pit of one of England's most notorious castles. On this tour, you'll get to explore the castle, see the archaeologists at work, hear about the latest discoveries, and get an archaeologist's-eye-view from the bottom of the moat

FREE | ONLINE

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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!

FULLY BOOKED
DigClub: The Romans (postponed) 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

POSTPONED
DigCamp: The Romans (postponed) 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

POSTPONED
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

FULLY BOOKED
DigCamp: Lindisfarne (postponed) 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

POSTPONED
DigClub: Lindisfarne (postponed) 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

POSTPONED
Digging on the Danube POSTPONED, 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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Sudeley Castle (postponed) 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

POSTPONED
Soulton Hall 2020 Dates coming soon! 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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