Would-be archaeologists to join Time Team’s Tony Robinson for Flag Fen’s public dig

WOULD-BE archaeologists will get the chance to work alongside professionals next week as the historic Flag Fen holds its first public dig.

The Bronze Age site, near Whittlesey, is home to the remains of one of the world’s oldest known timber structures - a 3,500-year-old causeway.

A team of professional archaeologists will open up the trench site for the first time in more than a decade next week - and members of the public will be able to join them.

People aged 17 and over can take part in the three-week dig, which will take place from July 23 to August 12.

There will be a summer school for eight to 12-year-olds, with a simulated trench and the chance to try traditional crafts.

The site will also be visited by some of the country’s most prominent archaeologists, with an evening lecture programme set to feature Tony Robinson and Francis Pryor from Channel 4’s Time Team.

Visitors will also get the chance to meet Fergus the “dig dog”, who will be joining in with the excavation.

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The event is being organised by Dig Ventures in conjunction with Vivacity, who manage the landmark.

Anyone wishing to take part in the dig must book on the Dig Ventures website: www.digventures.com

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