Join our team as we explore one of the oldest-known Roman settlements north of the Humber
Explore the objects and artefacts from our recent excavations...in 3D
The fieldwork is complete, and the results are in! Read the reports, explore the archives, and learn more about the amazing work we've done on some very special sites.
This step-by-step course will guide you through what archaeologists do and how you can get involved!
Archaeology isn't just for adults! This course is for kids and teens who want to be the archaeologists of the future.
Photogrammetry is an essential skill for any archaeologist who wants to record or share their discoveries online.
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Henges (like Avebury) and hillforts (like Maiden Castle) are probably two of the most iconic features of the British landscape. These impressive ancient monuments are nearly as big as they are old, but can…
Aside from their stereotypical burning, pillaging and raping, Vikings also seem to have introduced a new hairstyle to early medieval England. But as the trend grew, some Anglo-Saxon priests started to express concern over this…
Minted over 1,200 years ago, this heavily worn silver coin featuring a fantastical, four-legged beast was found at the site of Lindisfarne’s first Anglo-Saxon monastery. In 2016, DigVentures began the first full-blown search for…
Circular huts and lonely hermits? Here’s why (almost) everything we thought we knew about Skellig Michael could be wrong. As DigVentures gets ready to invite our crowdfunders to join us for a second round…
This perfectly preserved, 3,000 year-old flower was found INSIDE the hollow end of an axe, showing that Bronze Age hoards weren’t just about metal. In 2016, DigVentures was called out to investigate a freshly…
What better way to announce a brand new series of DigVentures’ Artefact of the Week than with… a TRUMPET brooch? Yes, each week, we’re putting the spotlight on an artefact from the DigVentures archive….
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This Greek god was found on the side of an Iron Age cauldron, and we’re impressed by the fact that he’s got not one, not two, but THREE moustaches. So how did he end…
When archaeologists opened these jars, they found them full of human hair and urine. Here’s why. Yes, this 400 year-old jug looks pretty jolly. Indeed, these Bartman Jugs would probably have originally contained beer…
The Great Fire of London burned savagely for four days in September 1666. When it finally went out, the city rose from the ashes and was quickly reborn, or so the usual story goes….
When you picture a monastery, what you see is probably medieval; all cloisters, gatehouses and soaring masonry. But they weren’t always like that, and Lindisfarne is the perfect example. The North Sea island of…
Mesolithic carpenters left stone tools, wood chippings and a partially constructed boat on a site that’s now 11m below the sea. What’s more, there’s evidence that they were using woodworking techniques not otherwise seen…
Oswald Iding may not be a household name, but soon after he returned home in AD633 to reclaim his family throne he also founded a monastery on the tiny North Sea island of Lindisfarne….
Imagine you’re in a sauna, eyes closed and breathing in the hot steam. Feeling cleansed, relaxed and having achieved your zen, you get up and step out of the steam house into the middle…
Groundbreaking discoveries from archaeologists around the world
Fantastic finds from DigVentures own crowdfunded and crowdsourced excavations
Archaeology-themed activities you can try at home, plus tips, tricks, and fieldwork hacks from the DigVentures team
Archaeology documentaries, talks and mini-series we've filmed - with help from our community
Explore our online collections and previous exhibitions... in 3D!
Final Reports, Project Designs, academic papers, and the official detail on everything we've found so far
Join our team as we trace the history of Viking raids at one of the most famous archaeological sites in Britain
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