Volunteers and professionals are excavating parts of the Holme Cultram Abbey in Abbeytown to try and figure out what life was like for the monks that lived there and for the surrounding area in the 12th century.
They hope to get an idea of what the monks ate and whether they used the land for fishing or other activities.
Amy Dunsmuir went to find out more.
Read about the restoration of the abbey after the fire attack here.
International businessman Duncan Bannatyne has been speaking to ITV Border about 'inspirational' Cumbrian boy, Noah Wall.
Noah, from Abbeytown, was born with spina bifida. Despite doctors warning he was unlikely to survive birth, he has just turned two years old. He's now received a national bravery award.
Duncan Bannatyne said: "I met Noah, Shelly and Rob in the Lake District and have been friends ever since, Noah is an inspirational little boy who has fought the odds to survive. I am an Ambassador for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and seeing Noah doing so well is an absolute delight.
" I am ecstatic that Noah has won the 'Baby Against All Odds' award from Mother and Baby magazine's and would like to wish Noah, Shelly and Rob a very happy and bright future and long may our friendship last."
Noah will be appearing on tonight's Lookaround programme on ITV Border from 6pm, showing off his new award.
Two year old Noah Wall received a belated birthday present today as he was named Mother and Baby magazine's 'Baby Against All Odds'.
Noah along with his mum Shelly and dad Rob made the journey to the Dorchester in London from their Abbeytown home.
Little Noah has been dubbed a 'miracle' baby by his parents after he was born with just two per cent of his brain working and they were told to plan his funeral before his birth. Despite ongoing health problems he is now a happy smiling little boy.
More than 800,000 people have now visited the web page his mother Shelly set up to share his story.
Her aim has been to raise awareness of spina bifida and what prospective parents can do to decrease the chances of their baby being born with it.