• DigVentures: Wish you were here!

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    A postcard from our summer dig. We came, we saw, we laughed, we cried, we dug great big holes and taught lots of people how to do archaeology. We found an unexpected and previously unknown prehistoric phase on a medieval abbey site! Oh yes, and there was a pop-up pub, too...Hope to see you all next year! Show less
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  • Leiston Abbey - Season 1 Play

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  • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 Play

    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day Zero - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      We're back on site at Leiston Abbey to find out whether the prehistoric features are part of a bigger, previously unknown settlement and unravel the mystery of how the White Canons survived the Mi...
    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day 1 - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      Trowels at the ready! It's Day 1 and the Venturers head into the trench for the first time. Joan finds a Nuremberg jetton, plus what IS that strange metal object?
    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day 2 - Duration: 4 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      It's Day 2 and disaster strikes as the wind blows down the visitor tent. The team take refuge in the barn, where something from the future awaits... It's the new #DigitalDigTeam!
    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day 3 - Duration: 6 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      It's the beginning of Day 3 and the team starts unearthing an old toilet at the back of the abbey, where they find a very old packet of crisps...
    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day 4 - Duration: 9 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      It's Day 4. Mandy shows off her twisted metal object and, with help from Helen Geake, finds out more about the Nuremberg jetton - a medieval 'poker chip'.

      Meanwhile Brendon chats to Robin Standrin...
    • Leiston Abbey - Season 2 - Day 5 - Duration: 5 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      It's Day 5, and with more Venturers on site, work has begun in Trench 1 and in the Reredorter Trench. Competition winners from the Young Archaeologist Club have joined us on the dig, and a bouncy c...
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  • Flag Fen Lives 2012 Play

    Raising over £27,000 from the public to excavate the internationally significant Bronze Age site of Flag Fen, boost visitors to the site, and create a worldwide community of archaeological enthusiasts, Flag Fen Lives stands as the world's first successful crowdfunded and crowdsourced excavation.

    Our community of over 250 'venturer' volunteers from 11 countries supported the project on one of the world's most important Bronze Age sites, and we trained over 130 of them in archaeological field skills when they joined us on site for the 3-week dig (increasing visitors to Flag Fen by over 30% from the previous year in the process!).

    We laughed, we cried, we learned, and we had an amazing time. And of course, Site Dog stole the show! Here's a day-bday selection of the videos we uploaded daily during the excavation.

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  • Dirty Weekends Play

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