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Scottish Archaeology Month!

http://www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk/index.php?q=node/33

Yes its here, and ready to go…  archaeology Month in Scotland..  known as …   you guessed it.

Scottish Archaeology Month!

Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM) is one of Archaeology Scotland’s best loved initiatives. Through SAM, they aim to make the archaeology of Scotland as accessible as possible to the public through a programme of free events that celebrate Scotland’s archaeological heritage.

There are events for all ages and abilities and even a separate SAM for schools! programme.

This year events include medieval entertainments, stalls and stories at the ‘Medieval Village’, Leven Prom and a chance for kids to join the Scottish Crannog Centre’s ‘Underwater Time Team’ and try out underwater archaeology in the mini tank, while the Principal Curator of Roman Archaeology at the National Museums will take a tour group around one of Scotland’s finest hillforts, Traprain Law. See our 2009 Events Guide for this year’s highlights.

New events will be added to our online SAM Events Calendar throughout the summer.

Scottish Archaeology Month is the sister event of Doors Open Days (DOD), which gives you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland each September.

Together, SAM and DOD are Scotland’s contribution to European Heritage Days, which take place throughout Europe each September. SAM and DOD are supported by Historic Scotland.

I myself am doing three secret events 🙂

But if you want …  come along to the first at the lost chapel of Old Pentland (near Ikea Edinburgh) from 11am on Saturday 12th
This is a great time to be in Scotland and enjoying all the archaeology history and heritage we have to offer!

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Past Horizons – Issue 6 – Heritage Volunteer Journal

The latest issue..

to see the full interactive version, with videos..

http://publications.pasthorizons.tv/?id=pasthorizonsjan09 

Past Horizons Magazine
Issue 6 – January 2009

Survey: Beyond the City Walls of Jerash
Surveying the hinterland of Jerash, an ancient Decapolis City in Jordan has become a race against time to discover and map as many sites as possible, many of which are being lost to development.

Colouring the Past at El Pilar
Dr. Anabel Ford describes a unique project that combines archaeology and conservation in the Maya forest amongst the ruins of El Pilar.

Two Monsoons
Archaeologist and buildings historian Tom Addyman describes the past, present and future of the decaying Scottish Cemetery in Kolkata and the enormous task of surveying the six acre site.

Putney Debates
Re-enactment group the Tower Hamlets Trayned Bandes bring to life the 360th anniversary of these historic discussions

Adopt-a-Monument
A Scottish initiative that enables communities to interact with their local monuments to safeguard their future.

Dig Cook
Annie Evans on culinary escapades, with a delicious recipe each issue.

and more…

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Inspired after having come across Maj Gen ‘Hindoo’ Stuart in the South Park Street cemetery, the team re-christened James ‘Bengali Simpson’

The jackels around the hotel surpassessed themselves last night – was convinced it was the team having a mad cackling fit, but no ….

The team get back on Monday, where they will upload more images and tell us what’s next!

Follow the adventure here:

http://scottishcemeterykolkata.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/saturday-15-november/

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Scottish Cemetery Kolkata

Scottish Cemetery Kolkata


 Tom came down with a bad bout of Calcut gut (it was the hooghly halibut..) and departed for bed. In his absence work at site dramatically increased in pace ………


the Times of India descended upon the team for an interviewed piece – a curiously posed photograph of the entire team recording a single headstone may make the Sub-continental media on the morrow….



……the Governor, who is a grandson of the Mahatma, is held in great respect and affection in West Bengal. The conversation was relaxed and ranged over all the heritage issues of Calcutta, The role and history of the Royal Commission on the Ancient Monuments of Scotland and the ambition to provide skills training through the Scottish Cemetery project

 

read more here:
http://scottishcemeterykolkata.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/

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