New Initiative Goes Live

After a launch party in east London last night, the internet has been buzzing today with talk of a new archaeological project – DigVentures. So what’s it all about? Here’s the headline from the project website:

With the Flag Fen Lives project, DigVentures is launching Europe’s first-ever crowd-funded and crowd-sourced archaeological excavation. We will be building a community with archaeology at its heart: our funding ‘Venturers’ will be a part of the project from start to finish. The only difference will be the benefit level that you purchase.

The fieldwork at Flag Fen, an amazing Bronze Age site located in Peterborough, will be the first project to be undertaken by the team – you can read more about the archaeological objectives of the 2012 season here.

It certainly will be interesting to follow the progress of this project – you can keep up to date with news by following DigVentures on Facebook and Twitter.