A first-of-its-kind “crowdsourced and crowdfunded” archaeological dig at Cambridgeshire’s Flag Fen has finished.
It is the site of a Bronze-Age “causeway” of millions of preserved timbers that are rotting away as groundwater recedes from the site.
The not-for-profit Digventures team raised £27,000 from members of the public who then joined in an expert-led dig to excavate parts of the site.
Flag Fen’s discoverer Francis Pryor called it “terrifically rewarding”.
Somehow I doubt dozens of people would show up to dig shovel probes in road fill though.