Online archaeology events - spring and summer 2021

15 March 2021
Enjoy online archaeology Scottish archaeology events with our round-up of digital events from March to September.

We launch History Scotland Archaeology events with a round-up of online events taking place over the coming months.

'Surviving the Stone Age: How our ancestors thrived for 3.5 million years', 25 March

A talk by Theresa Emmerich (University of Exeter). Starts 5.30pm. Details here

Run by University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics & Archaeology Graduate School.  

Following Blundell’s bubbles: the crannogs of Highland Scotland, 30 March

An online talk by Michael Straigos organised by Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands and the North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Michael’s talk will review what we know about crannogs in Highland Scotland, from their earliest origins 5,000 years ago in the Neolithic, to the very recent past.

Runs 7.30pm – 9pm. Book at EventBrite.

Britain in the Iron Age: contact, communication and trade, 12 April – 18 June

An online course with the option to submit an essay for feedback from tutor Dr Tina Tuohy. You can study at your own pace and a study time of two to five hours per week is recommended.

Cost £135 (early bird), £150 full fee. Visit Learn for Pleasure

Archaeology in the Classroom: an interdisciplinary approach, 21 April

Archaeology Scotland are hosting an online CPD training session for teachers and educators, offering practical activity ideas and resources to support the use of archaeology in the classroom. Specifically, this online workshop will focus on Scotland's Neolithic rock art and the many creative ways it can inspire learners.

E-mail Jane Miller for details.

Migration and Mobility in Bronze and Iron Age Britain: ancient DNA, isotopes and archaeology, 22 May

Ian Armit, chair in archaeology, University of Talk, presents this 75-minute Zoom talk for Nene Valley Archaeology Group, as part of their Bronze Age Britain. Talks are free and donations are welcome. Register from 17 April at Nene Valley Archaeology.

Messages from the dead: exploring funerary architecture and symbolism in the Scottish Highlands, 25 May

Lorraine Evans explores funerary architecture and symbolism, looking at monuments connected to the dead across the Highlands. Runs 7.30-9pm, book at Eventbrite.

Scottish Archaeology Month, throughout September

Scottish Archaeology Month (SAM) has existed for more than 20 years and along with Doors Open Days, coordinated by the Scottish Civic Trust, constitutes Scotland’s contribution to the European Heritage Days and helps deliver Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.

The subjects covered include archaeology, heritage, history, genealogy and other topics that connect people to Scottish heritage. At the time of writing (March 2021) the event is likely to be delivered largely in an online format, however please check the Archaeology Scotland website for updates. 

Columba’s Iona: archaeology of the thin place, 21 September

Iona is known around the globe as Scotland's most sacred place, and yet until recently little was known about the earliest phases of St Columba's foundation. This lecture by Peter Yeoman will discuss recent discoveries, such as the results of new excavations of an extraordinary 7th century building at the abbey that have changed our understanding of the site.

Runs 10.30am – 12.30pm. Tickets £9. Book here.


Please check with organisers before making a booking as online events can be subject to change during the Covid-19 restrictions.