Location: Driffield, East Riding
Dates: 25-30 August
Cost: From £180 (student discounts available)
Age: Children aged 6-11 and 12-16 welcome on DigCamp and DigClub dates
Training / Experience: No prior experience required – all levels of ability welcome
Accommodation: No
Organization: DigVentures
Name: Maggie
Address: DigVentures The Workshop 24a Newgate Barnard Castle DL12 8PL
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0) 333 011 3990


Help DigVentures uncover one of the earliest Roman settlements ever found in East Yorkshire [Image: DigVentures]

Two thousand years ago, the Romans marched north and established a centre at York. But while archaeologists have found many later Roman settlements from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, only a handful of sites inhabited by the earliest Roman settlers in the region have ever been found… until now.

Over the last three years, DigVentures has been investigating a site where metal detectorists uncovered a hoard of 18 silver coins.

We now know that the hoard was just one small remnant of a much wider Roman settlement, with buildings, mosaics, more silver coins, hundreds of Roman pottery sherds, and a tiny brooch, found on one of three neonatal burials.

What’s more, with many of the finds dating to around AD 50, it appears to be one of the earliest Roman settlements ever discovered in East Yorkshire.

This exciting site needs further investigation. Join DigVentures’ friendly team of archaeologists and you’ll learn everything you need to know to help continue unearthing these unique Roman ruins. You’ll learn how to excavate, interpret your discoveries and record them like a pro.