7th November 2019:

The Duddon Dig project run by the Duddon Valley Local History Group and guided by Oxford Archaeology North has been shortlisted for Community Archaeology Project 2019. 

The Duddon Dig was a three year National Lottery Heritage Funded community archaeology project begun in 2016, which involved a programme of survey and excavation of three medieval longhouses in the Duddon Valley near Seathwaite Tarn.

The Marsh Archaeology Awards take place annually and recognise excellence in archaeology, and the Duddon Dig project is one of only three shortlisted for Community Archaeology Project of the year in 2019. All nominees are invited to attend the award ceremony at the Council for British Archaeology's Annual Archaeology Day, taking place in London this year on 22nd November 2019.

There is a a blog charting the Duddon Dig project: https://duddondig.wordpress.com/ And a booklet presenting the project's background and findings, produced by OA North and published earlier this year, is available via the DVLHG website: http://www.duddonhistory.org.uk/downloads-publications/