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!


EAOP and DigIt2015 have the same goal- to bring archaeology to the wider community!

Some of our members have recently have been working with DigIt2015 to launch their year long programme of archaeological events. Photos were taken at the National Museum of Scotland who also provided the artefacts

You can find a range of events throughout Scotland by visiting their website: http://digit2015.com/
Find them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigIt2015

Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigIt2015

Recent Session at Sciennes Primary School

In our latest visit, mummifying oranges was a huge success!

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Skills Scotland Edinburgh

Thank you to the Skills Scotland team who let us show case our group at their event!IMG_1996 IMG_1983 IMG_1984 IMG_1987 IMG_1988 IMG_1989 IMG_1991 IMG_1992 IMG_1993 IMG_1994 IMG_1995

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