Have you ever wanted to get more involved with history or archaeology? With spring just around the corner maybe its time to dust off those old boots and get out there!
There are many ways to get involed, whatever your fitness level; take a look at our list of local history and archaeological societies in your area. If you want to go further afield, there are lists of national community digs on the Council for British Archaeology website, and the Past Horizons website. You can also search for the type of dig you may want to be involved in on the Current Archaeology website and there are other organisations such as Dig Ventures, The Dig Site, Archaeology Scotland, Archaeology Wales and Archaeology Ireland, where you can learn more.
The Archaeological Institute of America also has fieldwork opportunites, take a look at their webiste here, as well as volunteer projects abroad, and there are even a range of volunteering projects you can be involved with in this country.
For the youngsters out there, there is the Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) for ages 8-16 to get hands on with digging as well as a range of other activities. See their website for more details and where your nearest branch is.
So get out there and make 2017 the year that you discover something new!