Digital Dig Team is the first digital archaeological recording system in the world to also allow data to be instantly available online.

But what does that really mean?

We recordeverything straight from the trenches on smartphones and tablets. As soon as we press ‘send’, this information is available on the project website. Digital Dig Team is also hooked up to all of our videos and social networks, so you can can follow the team in real time, or come back later and to catch up on all the action. Think of Digital Dig Team as a museum in your pocket, where objects go on display as soon as they come out of the ground.

This new system is going to help archaeologists to do our jobs better, and also enable us to involve the public even more in our work. Digital Dig Team is the future of fieldwork – and we’ll be using it on all of our sites, as well as partner projects.

Check out the projects below, where you can see everything that happened, everything we found, and all the amazing people who joined our team in the trenches as well as from home. Don’t forget to explore the Open Data – that’s where you will see the all the excavation data, as well as 3D models, finds, and reports from past seasons. Enjoy!

Many of these projects are active excavations, so data is still being added. To view a complete archive, click on Flag Fen or Leiston Abbey.

Costa dos Castros


Digging at the top of the world: Excavating untouched Iron Age hillforts and rock art on Spain's Atlantic coast

Lindisfarne DigVentures


We're going deep into Holy Island's past with Durham University to excavate the site of the first Viking raid on England

Flag Fen DigVentures


All the details and data from the world's first-ever crowdfunded archaeological excavation


In a race against time, we'll be helping a local community save an unexcavated Bronze Age barrow

Under the Uplands


Our quest to rediscover the archaeology of Yorkshire's amazing Victoria Cave, from the Ice Age through the Palaeolithic - to now!

Leiston Abbey


The story of excavating a medieval abbey in coastal Suffolk, and what we discovered about its mysterious origins and chequered past