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Archaeology Sites across Scotland


Archaeology is a subject which is growing in popularity and television programmes such as theChannel 4 programme Time Team and the BBC's Two Men in a Trench (with the Scottish historian Neil Oliver) add to this interest. Archaeology in Scotland covers sites which go back to the days before recorded history when the standing stones, stone circles and megalithic burial chambers were being constructed, through the Roman occupation (sites such as Antonine Wall) right up to almost modern times. Many of the sites are easy to reach and close to major tourist areas.

Archaeology in Scotland

Historic Scotland is a good place to start. One of their main aims is to protect the heritage of Scotland but they also actively search for new heritage.

Dark Isle Dark isle covers a wide vareity of topics and geographical areas. Very comprehensive.

This is a review of archaeology in Scotland by the University of Glasgow and contains articles on the significance of Celtic Coinage and excavations and surveys at Strome Castle, Wester Ross and Caulfields Military Way.

The Scottish section of Roman Military Sites in Britain provides brief details of lots of locations, together with ideas to bring the archaeology to life.

Archaeology Scotland is a site which supports smaller more local digs.

The search for the Blessing of Burntisland the King Charles I shipwreck off Burntisland and the sunken treasure trove has been described as "Britain's Tutankhamun". The site gives regular updates on the progress of the search.

There is a Web site illustrating the well preserved sections of the Roman remains of the Antonine Wall at Hillfoot Cemetery and the Roman Fort and Bathhouse in Bearsden, on the outskirts of Glasgow.