Aberlady Heritage and AOC Archaeology Group have partnered with Wordsmithcrafts for an exciting day of workshops on Saturday 17th September. Throughout the day visitors will have the opportunity to produce their own calligraphy and metalwork, as well as witness some demonstrations of Anglo-Saxon crafts. It will be a great day out, building on our finds … More Crafts and Calligraphy: Anglo-Saxon Crafts Workshop, Sat 17th Sept.
As some of you may have seen, the Aberlady Angles project has been receiving quite a bit of press attention after initial archaeological analysis, which provided a good radiocarbon date contemporary with suggested Anglo-Saxon occupation of the area (through the largest stray find collection of Anglo-Saxon metalwork in Scotland, and the High Cross fragment). You … More Aberlady Angles in the News!
In April and May AOC Archaeology Group worked with Aberlady Conservation and History Society and the local community to excavate a series of features in the village Glebe Field. These features were argued to relate to the Anglo-Saxon era (7th-10thC). During the excavations community volunteers uncovered what appear to be the remains of small cellular … More Our first dating evidence has arrived!
Since the end of the community excavations, the story of the Aberlady Angles have been further told in schools across the area. In total we have visited four schools, and have worked with almost 200 pupils in our in-school workshops, part of the Aberlady Angles school programme. Children have been shown images of our excavation finds … More Timber Halls and Illuminated Letters: Aberlady Angles enters the Classroom
Our two week excavations of the Glebe Field are now over. Aberlady Conservation and History Society are absolutely delighted and incredibly excited by the archaeology we have managed to uncover, as well as humbled by the huge level of community involvement- whether through volunteering, visiting the site or support for our schools programme. Over the … More What Did We Find?
Our second week of our Aberlady Angles project has been just as exciting as the first! Our focus for this week was to try and fully understand the story of our site before our final day of excavating on Sunday 8th May. Our trench is starting to come together, as our team of archaeologists and … More Combs, Walls and Knives- Week Two.
The first weekend of our Aberlady Angles Community Excavation has come to a glorious end. Volunteers were able to learn all about the processes prior to opening up a trench, whilst enjoying the East Lothian sunshine. We began with our first two workshops ‘Digging up the Past’ and ‘It’s all in the Soil’. Dr … More Our Excavations Have Begun!
It is almost time to begin our community excavations of the Glebe Field. We have been astounded by the huge level of interest in assisting us during our excavation, and as such our volunteer places are now full. We would like to thank everyone who expressed an interest in being a community volunteer-your time and efforts … More Aberlady Angles Open Day 30th April
Our Community Excavation of the Glebe Field is getting ever closer, and ACHS and AOC Archaeology Group are thrilled to see the amount of interest sparked by what promises to be an excellent excavation. Can You Dig It? Our excavation of the Glebe Field is now FULL for volunteers. A huge thankyou to those who … More How can I get involved in the Aberlady Angles project?
This weekend AOC Archaeology Group and Aberlady Conservation and Heritage Society will be at Haddington Farmers’ Market to give out information about our upcoming excavation (23th April – 8th May). Please come along and say hello- we will be there to answer any questions and give you information on how to sign up for our … More Haddington Farmers’ Market: Information Stall