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Because we’re crazy, DV has accepted the challenge of launching an archaeology festival on a tiny island in the North Sea that’s cut off from land twice per day! Why not, right?

Join us from 22nd – 23rd September 2018 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for Team DV’s first-ever archaeology festival

DigNation’s inaugural event is themed as ‘Dig for Mick’, and is planned as a celebration of the legacy of archaeologist and Time Team presenter Professor Mick Aston. Sir Tony Robinson, Mick’s co-host and lifelong friend, and the Patron of DigVentures’ Advisory Board, has helped to create the festival.

Tony wanted to host an event inspired by Mick’s mission to increase public understanding of archaeology and enable wider participation in the field, as well as recognise how the legacy of his work can be seen across academic, professional and public archaeology. And, of course, to make it as much fun as possible, because Mick loved a party!

This ticket gets you entry to our Finds Room for a half-day of  training how to clean, handle, record and process the artefacts we’ve found on site. We’ll make sure you’ve got everything you need to get a taste of what it’s really like when archaeologists are done digging, and the research begins in earnest.

Does not include access to the lecture progamme.

There are just a few places left for finds lab experiences on Sunday 23rd September, with morning (9:00 – 13:00) and afternoon (14:00 – 18:00 ) time slots. Preferred time slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

A member of our team will be in touch after you book to arrange the date and time of your experience.

Click here for more information about the Festival, and PLEASE READ THE FAQs for travel and other queries – there’s plenty of answers there!

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