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Scottish Archaeology Month 2012 events - Edinburgh

14 August 2012

Scottish Archaeology Month 2012 events - Edinburgh

Events for Scottish Archaeology Month 2012 in the Edinburgh region.

Scottish Archaeology Month 2012 events, Edinburgh region.

RCAHMS lunchtime lecture: Conservation of Linlathen Bridge, 5 September, 1pm; RCAHMS, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

'Conservation of Linlathen Bridge, Dundee - Scotland's earliest surviving iron bridge?' lecture by Professor Roland A Paxton, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University. Tel: 0131 662 1456.

RCAHMS Lunchtime Lecture On the March: Roman Camps in Scotland, 20 September, 1pm; RCAHMS, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

'On the March: Roman Camps in Scotland' lecture by Dr Rebecca Jones, Survey & Recording Operational Manager, RCAHMS. Tel: 0131 662 1456.

RCAHMS Lunchtime Lecture: Ready-made Archaeology, 9 October, 1pm; RCAHMS, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Ready-made Archaeology: Robert Adam and the Culzean Viaduct' lecture by Nick Haynes, Freelance historic buildings consultant. Tel: 0131 662 1456.

RCAHMS Lunchtime Lecture:  Kyleakin and the Ring Net, 24 October, 1pm; RCAHMS, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

'Kyleakin and the Ring Net: a Highland fishing community' lecture by Professor Will Maclean. Tel: 0131 662 1456.

Doors Open Day at RCAHMS, 22 September, 10am to 5pm; RCAHMS, John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX

Discover more about the archaeological and architectural ‘Hidden Treasures’ in Scotland. Join exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, hear experts talking about our Collections, and view exhibitions and films. Tel: 0131 662 1456.

Active Archaeology, 30 September, 9am to 12 noon; Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG

Join a Ranger on a walk to explore the Park's medieval and modern archaeology.  Find out what archaeology tells us about how life has changed over the last 1,000 years. Tel: 0131 271 739.

Holyrood Park Archaeology Day, 9 September, 11am to 5pm (drop in); Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG

Discover what life was like in the ‘Iron Age’ by meeting characters from the past and trying out skills from the period. Short, druid-led, guided walks over amenity grassland. Tel: 0131 271 739.

Celtic Crag, 23 September, 9am to 12 noon; Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG

Join a Ranger for a walk where we'll delve into the Park's rich Celtic past to uncover the reality behind the myths. Who were these people? What did they look like? Tel: 0131 271 739.

Digging up the past, 2 September, 10am to 2pm; Holyrood Park Education Centre, 1 Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh, EH8 8HG

Find out more about archaeological artefacts found within Holyrood Park. Handle some ancient objects,  discover the hidden stories behind them. Then take a walk to the places they were uncovered. Tel: 0131 271 739.

Spotlight on the Glenmorangie Research Project, 27 September, 2pm to 3pm; Seminar Room, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Find out more about Early Medieval Scotland with Alice Blackwell. Discover the latest insights into treasures from this formative period of Scotland’s past, from Pictish silver to early Christian sculpture. Tel: 0131 247 4215.

Surviving Eidyn, 16 September, 9am to 12 noon; Duddingston Car Park, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Ever wondered what life was like for people in Holyrood Park during prehistory? Who were these hunter gatherers? What did they look like? Find out all this and more. Tel: 0131 652 8150.

Cramond, 15 and 16 September, 10am to 5pm;  The Maltings, Riverside, Cramond Village, Edinburgh EH4 6NY

Ancient skills workshops – Make string from nettles, Create fire from stone, Write like the Romans, Sort and identify excavation finds, Join pottery sherds. Exhibition. Guided walks around Cramond at 2pm. Tel: 0131 336 1512.

Dish the Dirt, 15, 16 and 17 September, 12 noon to 4pm; National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Get sifting with our new family dig boxes!  Will you find treasure in a midden or a body in a bog? Timed sessions, sign up on day for limited places.

For the full Scottish Archaeology Month programme for 2012, visit the Scottish Archaeology Month website.

For all the latest Scottish archaeology events and Scottish archaeology news, see each issue of History Scotland.

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