Today sees the launch of the new DigVentures project, Saints & Secrets: the Lost History of Leiston Abbey.
The now-ruined 14th century Leiston Abbey has never been fully excavated, and represents an extremely rare opportunity to join in with an evaluation to investigate and record a medieval monastery. You can read all about the planned programme of archaeological works.
The eagle-eyed will spot that the crowdfunding element of the site is not built on any of the major players, such as Sponsume, as it was last year. It’s built right into the DigVentures website itself, transforming the website into an archaeological crowdfunding platform.
But that was not the only interesting piece of news revealed today. DigVentures are also offering the use of their crowdfunding platform to other archaeological groups. Will this see the soft launch of a new way of funding archaeological investigations? Keep your eyes on DigVentures, for there are great things afoot.
I was responsible for building and designing the site architecture, and I’m looking forward to joining the rest of the DigVentures team to actually get my hands dirty this year!