Remember that Archaeology is for everyone.
It’s about you, me and all the people who’ve gone before us. It’s about identities and a sense of belonging. It’s about getting muddy – or staying laboratory clean – and having fun. It’s about discovering and telling Scotland’s stories.
Discover a new identity
Dig It! 2015 is a year-long celebration of Scottish archaeology, co-ordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland. From kids taking over museums, and people exploring the story of their own local area, to digs, festivals, competitions, hidden relics and lost worlds, there are so many ways for people to get involved. We will be exploring our past through song, art, performance and story-telling. It will be exciting, fun, grassroots and messy – just like archaeology and archaeologists.
At its heart, Dig It! 2015 will explore the theme of identities.
Identities are dynamic. They operate at different scales, from the individual and local communities to the international. They change according to circumstances, whether in the great outdoors or in urban city landscapes, at sporting events or religious occasions, with the family or among strangers. They are about belonging, difference, new and old, the individual and the collective. More than anything else, identities are forged where people, places and the past meet.
It will be about people unearthing the story of their local area, digs, festivals, competitions, hidden relics and lost worlds. We will be exploring our past through song, art, performance and story-telling. It will be exciting, fun, grassroots and messy – just like archaeology and archaeologists.
The Dig It! 2015 team would love for you to get involved, whether you want to roll up your sleeves or just want to hear a bit more about archaeology and what’s being planned.
If you have an idea for an event, something already in the pipeline, or just want to discover what’s going on, go here and stay in touch:
They also have a lovely facebook page to stay up to date with the latest news.