• News Feeds
Page last updated at 09:16 GMT, Monday, 13 August 2012 10:16 UK

Public pay to be amateur archaeologists at Flag Fen

Advertisement

A pioneering archaeological scheme, which gets amateur archaeologists to join in the digging for a fee, wound up over the weekend.

The team behind the effort at Flag Fen in Cambridgeshire has already had requests to carry out more of these "crowdsourced and crowdfunded" digs, from Kent to the Orkney Isles.

Francis Pryor, who discovered the site in 1982, told the BBC's Jason Palmer the sort of archaeology they are dealing with was "very very slow and time consuming... you could throw money at it but you wouldn't actually be able to do the work".


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific