Archaeology Projects

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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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FREE TALKS & TOURS: Archaeology At Elmswell Farm Tuesday 14th August – Sunday 26th August 2018 / Little Driffield, Yorkshire

Check out the guided tours, talks and other free events happening alongside our dig at Elmswell.

No need to book, just show up!

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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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Dig, Grow, Build! Archaeology Open Day 1st September 2018, St Neot, Cornwall

There's more than one way to explore ancient life in Cornwall. To celebrate the end of our dig at the recently-discovered roundhouse village, we're hosting a great big Open Day with St Neot Local Historians. There'll be music, poetry, art and some very exciting experimental archaeology. Come and visit the dig, see what we've found and enjoy a unique day out in Cornwall.

*This event is FREE. No need to book, just show up*

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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 Festival 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!

Due to popular demand, we've released a new batch of Virtual Tickets, and tickets for the Festival Fringe... Now available in the DigVentures Shop!

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Dirty Weekend at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire 13th - 14th October 2018

DigVentures' Dirty Weekend for 2018 is a rare opportunity to get hands-on with Tudor history! Join us on a unique archaeological adventure in the grounds of the magnificent Sudeley Castle. We're on the the hunt for the remains of a lost Tudor garden and banqueting house, which was used by Elizabeth I for a famous three-day party.

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