Location: Lancaster
Dates: 12th – 17th September 2017
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 Team excavating a Bronze Age burial urn from a barrow in Morecambe Bay (Photo: DigVentures).

The north west has been dismissed as a Bronze Age blank spot for far too long. Choose this dig to help set the record straight and prove that it was actually a complex ritual landscape, full of burial mounds and impressive offerings. Let’s show ‘em!

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 our website or email

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