I have written about crowd sourcing a couple of times here and here and here. Sometimes a bit skeptical as I am not sure how much it differs from traditional methods of raising funds for archaeology. Though skepticism aside archaeology does need funding. If you have a chance you can check out two new projects looking to get crowd funding. From archaeology dude–
Today we started our own Kickstarter to help fund excavations at the John Snowdon and Son’s Vulcan Iron and Machine Works. As many of you who follow me have read, this site is of national significance especially in the realm of industrial archaeology and heritage.
And from DigVentures the magnificent medieval ruins of Leiston Abbey, Suffolk. They have a video-