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Scheduled Monuments

Getting to grips with the evidence

what is archaeology?

A 2000 year old weaving comb

We support efforts to rescue and fund archaeological finds.

Archaeology in the ploughlands

Excavating a burial enclosure on Pencraig Hill, East Lothian.

Information on archaological finds in ploughlands.

Human remains

Skeletons under excavation in a threatened site.

Many burials in Scotland have been unexpectedly discovered.

Trunk Road archaeology

A1 evaluation trenching

We ensure new roads do not destroy known archaeological sites.

archaeology techniques

Excavation under way on the Bronze Age logboat at Carpow, on the Tay estuary.

Techniques to recover, record and preserve our archaeological heritage.

Get Involved

How to get involved with Scottish archaeology.

Scottish Burgh Surveys

Part of the front cover of Historic Kilsyth

Find out about Scottish Burgh Surveys and how and where to buy them.

Archaeology Grants

Find out about available grants.


Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with Scottish archaeology, whatever your age or experience.

How to get involved in archaeology
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Archaeology Strategy

Find out more about the Archaeology Strategy and the work of the Archaeology Strategy Team.

Archaeology Strategy