This August, Advance Archaeology will be investigating and recording two conflict sites. The first is a WWII ‘Starfish’ Command Bunker located in Westfield, which was built as part of the Clyde Anti Aircraft Battery. Participants will help identify the extent of decoy defences in the local area, and establish why the bunkers were placed a [...]
In the months of July and September, the Newbarns Excavation in Scotland will be investigating a prehistoric cemetery area comprising three Kerb Cairns set into the end of a drained loch. Among other features, cremation deposits inserted into the cairns and shrines are led into by apparent cobbled pathways and beautifully constructed Portal Ways leading [...]
The excavation of Green Farm, an artefact-rich Neolithic settlement site on the Isle of Eday in Orkney, has been ongoing for the last six years. Previous excavations have revealed several stone buildings, at least one of which had a complex sequence of occupation with interlinked hearths and runnels (narrow channels in the ground for liquid [...]
For over six years, the Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) project has been investigating a rich archaeological landscape in the heart of Scotland. The project has uncovered over 4,000 years of occupation, from the creation of large ritual monuments during the early prehistoric period, through the emergence of a Pictish royal centre, to post-Medieval [...]
This year Rampart Scotland will be hosting a fun two-day taster dig on a 3,000 year-old hillfort at Tamnafalloch in Callander. Participants will be given an introduction into Scotland’s hillforts, as well as a learning some of the basic methods of archaeology. Cost includes training, but participants should bring their own food. Anyone below the [...]
Archaeologist, Murray Cook, will be running a series of training digs on behalf of Stirling Council. For those interested in trying archaeology for a day, the council is offering a series of free digs across the year. Projects will include the exploration of a 17th Century Designed landscape and Medieval hollow ways (sunken lanes) in [...]
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses offered in Archaeology leading to Degrees of MA or BSc or MLitt. GUARD is the research and contract section of the department and provides archaeological services at all levels (desk studies, field surveys, excavations, etc).
The Department of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen was established in October 2007, and as such is the youngest institution of its kind in Britain and is now the second-largest Department of Archaeology in Scotland, after Glasgow.