Our community digs are a safe and accessible way to give people a taste of what it’s like to be an archaeologist...
Community digs are where members of the local community are invited to support the excavation and analysis of an archaeological site. This provides a rare opportunity for the public to directly contribute to the archaeological story of their local area.
The benefits of hosting a community dig include:
supporting skills development and inspiring future career choices
improving personal wellbeing, community spirit, and sense of belonging
Raising awareness of local archaeology and history
building positive relationships with local stakeholders
Our community digs take place under expert guidance and with an emphasis on health and safety. We are also able to cater for all ages and abilities through including activities such as finds washing and recording.
Community digs are equally a great way of delivering internal engagement for project staff. We offer a range of workshops and activities which can support your volunteering and personal development objectives.