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You are in: Edinburgh, Fife and East Scotland > People & Places > History > Scottish Archaeology Month

An archaeological dig. Photo courtesy of Archaeology Scotland

Scottish Archaeology Month

Step back into Scotland's past by taking part in the free events in September as part of Scottish Archaeology Month.

Find your inner 'Indiana Jones' by taking part in some of the free events on offer as part of Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM). Excavations, workshops, walks and talks take place across Scotland throughout September.

Organised by Archaeology Scotland, SAM has grown from small beginnings and now features over 200 events marking the wide range of archaeology across Scotland. A Homecoming theme runs through the events on offer for 2009 with an examination of how Scots created their homes and heritage, ranging from Mesolithic times to 20th Century history.

New for this year is 'SAM for Schools!', a programme of events aimed exclusively at school groups.  Factsheets and learning tools are also available in promoting archaeology in the classroom, ranging from recipes for prehistoric meals to a guide to making an archaeological survey of a school building.

SAM highlights in Edinburgh, East Scotland and Fife

East Lothian has a whole host of archaeological attractions to visit during September and hosts its own Archaeology Week from 5 - 12 September. Events include a walk and talk of Traprain Law, a guided tour of Hailes Castle from a knight in chain mail, the chance to create your own archaeological finds and a look at how monks shaped the landscapes of the Lothians.

Edinburgh events include guided walks of Cramond Island, active archaeology at Holyrood Park and 'myth-busting' talks from the curators of National Museums Scotland.

Fife events include graveyard walkabouts, tours of Wemyss Caves, access to the Melville House Doocot, a medieval festival in Methil and guided walks of historically important locations such as Collessie Kirk.

For full list of events see:

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