Archaeology Scotland

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Archaeology Scotland, formerly known as the Council for Scottish Archaeology (CSA) is a membership organisation which seeks to promote the understanding of archaeology in Scotland.


Archaeology Scotland provides a variety of relevant services and information, including educational resources and publications. The group co-ordinates a number of initiatives including Scottish Archaeology Month, which takes place every September as part of European Heritage Days.[1] Hundreds of free archaeological and heritage themed events take place all over Scotland, allowing people to view usually unseen artefacts and sites.[2] Archaeology Scotland also organises the annual Archaeological Research in Progress conference in partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.[3]

Background and structure[edit]

The organisation began as a branch of the Council for British Archaeology, established in 1944. The Council for Scottish Archaeology became an independent body in 1988, and was reconstituted as a limited company in 2004. The name Archaeology Scotland was adopted in 2008.[4]

Archaeology Scotland is a registered Scottish charity,[5] and is dependent on the subscriptions and donations of supporters, grants from Historic Scotland, and trusts and foundations.


  1. ^ "Scottish Archaeology Month". Archaeology Scotland. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Archaeology Month". BBC News. 2 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Archaeological Research in Progress 2013". Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archaeology Scotland Strategic Plan 2009–2013" (PDF). Archaeology Scotland. p. 3. Retrieved 9 August 2013. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Archaeology Scotland". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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