Just to say..

Thank you to everyone who came along to our event at Summerhall, it was a fantastic day and we hope you had a great time!

Here’s some photos of the event, featuring terrifying warriors with some impressive shields!

Thank you for making it a wonderful day
– The EAOP team


Our event is almost upon us!

Our exciting event at Summerhall is almost upon us! We have 5 days left until we’ll be opening the doors of Summerhall to all the young budding archaeologists of Edinburgh! This is a fantastic opportunity see how children can get involved in projects in the surrounding area, and learn a little about archaeology through fun games and activities!

Summerhall is located right beside the meadows in central Edinburgh (Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL), there isn’t a huge amount of parking in the area, but it’s very accessible by public transport, and is about a 15/20 min walk from the train station!

There’ll be tea and coffee available, as well as soft drinks and biscuits, all for free, all you need to do is turn up on the day! Doors will open at 11 and close at 4.

There’ll be face painting going on in support of the Archaeology Society of Edinburgh university, and there’ll be representatives from the Young Archaeologists club and Historic Environment Scotland, and EAOP will be there to tell you what we do around Edinburgh within schools!

So that’s the technical stuff out of the way! We hope to see you all there on the day, for what is sure to be an exciting and fun filled time for all!
All the best,

The EAOP team

Hi! This semester the main event we have on is our Family Fun day at Summerhall! This is a really exciting event, where we will have games and activities for children (and young at heart adults) as well as refreshments and snacks.  The event is free for all!

Running from 11-4pm on the 10th of February, we’ll be there to answer questions about how to get young people involved in archaeology, and whats coming up in the local area for families.

We’ll let you know closer to the time the sort of things we’ll have on, but we can promise you it’ll all be great fun, so come along for a taste of archaeology!

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A busy few months!

Thank you to all the volunteers who’ve taken part this semester, we’ve had a busy few months!!

We visited primary 4, 5 and 6 classes at Leith Walk, and tried our hand at being palaeontologists at Eastcraigs. We ran a stall at the National Museum of Scotland’s Explorathon event, visited Guides groups, and worked with Archaeology Scotland at Lauriston Castle.

Here are a few photos!!

museum visitShowing visitors the animal bone collection at the museum, and telling people what we get up to as a society.

castle visitHelping out at the Archaeology Scotland Family day, and what a beautiful setting!!

We’ve reached hundreds of children, and showed them what we do as archaeologists where they otherwise might not get the chance to find out.

Here’s to the next semester, and all the exciting things we have to come!!

Looking Towards a New Semester

We have some exciting things planned for this coming semester, did someone say 3D printing?! EAOP is looking towards the future of archaeology, in bringing cutting edge technology to the young archaeologists of tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peak of of what we have planned. clavicle screenshot eaop

End of Semester 1!

It has been a very busy and productive semester for EAOP! A summary of this semesters projects is below. This includes 19 different events/visits where we engaged with over 350 children!


The committee have been getting adjusted to their new roles and would like to thank all the new volunteers who helped make this semester a success. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the school and organisations who invited us along – we had a lot of fun volunteering and sharing our love of archaeology with you all! We are already starting to plan new events and activities for next year. This includes a community wide archaeology event where people from all age groups to come and learn about various aspects of archaeology in one place- more news will follow once we get organised!

In the new year, we are looking for more groups to visit so if you are, or know anyone, interested then send us an email to eaoproject@gmail.com and we will be happy to arrange a visit 🙂 In the meantime, we wish everyone an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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A New Year for EAOP!

It is the start of another academic year and this means that EAOP is back up a running with the new committee busy getting organised for another fun-filled year! We started the year at The University of Edinburgh’s Fresher’s Week Societies Fair where we got a largely positive response and hopefully a lot of new members!

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We will update the site regularly with updates and news throughout the coming year. In the meantime, if you would like to become a volunteer with us or would like us to visit your school/community group/project etc then email us at EAOProject@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you and to another great year!