Location: Oldbury upon Severn
Dates: June (dates to be confirmed)
Cost: £165 for a one day experience, £325 for two days, £625 for one week and £1200 for the full two weeks. Students pay a rate of £420 per week.
Age: 17+ minimum, young people 7-16 may join accompanied by an adult.
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: None
Organization: DigVentures
Name: Anna van Nostrand
Address: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 333 011 3990


DigVentures volunteers working in a test pit on Oldbury Camp (Photo: DigVentures).

Iron Age people are famous for building enormous hill forts. Why did they spring up and what were their function? New research is showing that it really isn’t as simple as you think. Choose this dig if you want to help find the answer to one of the biggest questions about Iron Age Britain.

DigVentures is an innovative social enterprise committed to developing and delivering collaborative archaeology projects (

The DV team team comprises field archaeologists, community engagement experts and specialists in digital technologies, focused on increasing access and engagement, and enabling the public to genuinely participate in archaeological and heritage research. By joining our team onsite, you will learn technical field skills, as well as innovative ways of working with digital technology and public outreach techniques. Instruction is delivered by professional archaeologists, with further opportunities to attend masterclasses from leading specialists.

Our projects are open to anyone, regardless of experience or whether you are enrolled as a university student. All participants are assessed, and we offer a written account of skills gained on site towards achieving university credits. We also support the completion of the Archaeology Skills Passport on site. For more info see the website or email

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