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Crowdfunding Archaeology: Ancient Roman DNA Project

Kristina Kilgrove, aka @BoneGirlPhD has an excellent project on RocketHub, looking for funds: This is the second archaeological project I’ve seen this year bypassing the traditional means for funding research (the first being the Maenander Project by Colleen Morgan, via Kickstarter; Colleen’s fundraising was successful, btw). It only makes sense. Archaeology is exciting.
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DNA archaeology

Academics / Archaeology : ArchaeoBlog (5 years ago)

DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Bones in Italy Reveal East Asian Ancestry Researchers excavating an ancient Roman cemetery made a surprising discovery when they extracted ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from one of the skeletons bur... Read Post

Digventures, Flag Fen, and Crowd-everything archaeology

Academics / Archaeology : Electric Archaeology (3 years ago)

On 29th February 2012, DigVentures, a social enterprise dedicated to funding sustainable archaeology projects, launched a 60 day funding round for Europe’s first ever crowdfunded and crowdsourced excavation, on the iconic Bronze Age... Read Post

Maryport Roman Settlement Excavation Yields New Finds

Academics / Archaeology : Archaeology in Europe (7 months ago)

T he Hadrian's Wall Trust's research and community archaeology project at the Maryport Roman settlement - directed by Oxford Archaeology North and funded by philanthropist Christian Levett - is revealing new evidence and raising mor... Read Post


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