Lisa Westcott Wilkins, Founder, DigVentures
DigVentures supports and delivers exciting crowdfunded and crowdsourced archaeology projects around the world. In July 2012, they launched the world’s first-ever crowdfunded and crowdsourced archaeological excavation at Flag Fen, a Bronze Age wetlands site and Scheduled Ancient Monument near Peterborough. It was a huge success, raising a worldwide community of over 250 funders and £27,000 to run an internationally-important collaborative archaeological research project. DigVentures is a social business that designs and delivers collaborative archaeology projects and experiences in the UK and beyond.
They use crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and digital technology to increase opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological research.
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