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REALLY REALLY amazing project started by and completely run by students-

The Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project

Hannah McGlynn by Katy Bell

The Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project is a non-profit, free community archaeology group run by students of the University of Edinburgh. Our primary function is to enable children to have the opportunity to engage in a field that they perhaps feel they can’t get involved in. We are not the only project to tackle this; we are in fact only a drop in the ocean when it comes to archaeological outreach. There are programs being run throughout Britain doing fantastic things to build upon community archaeology. To name but a few there is the Young Archaeologist’s Club in York who are creating aerial maps of archaeologically significant landmarks in a way that they are accessible to those who are partially sighted. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are running Dig It! 2015 in which they are promoting and running a host of nationwide events and talks as well as promoting projects, of which EAOP is one, and the majority are catered towards children. These are just a small handful of the pretty cool outreach and community work being done. This of course then highlights the question of where in amongst all this is the need for the Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project? Why are we here? What makes us different? To answer these questions an important number should be remembered, that number is 220,000.

The Unexpected Outcomes of Engaging Academics

Alison Atkin

Archaeology conferences present delegates with an overwhelming amount of information within a limited period of time. Aimed at individuals with higher education experience, presentations are often filled with complex detailed specialist information following standard guidelines. As a consequence interesting topics can become impenetrable to those outside the immediate area of research. This limits both the impact of the presentation and is potentially isolating to individuals in attendance.
This paper will present an example of a conference presentation that utilised outreach tactics in order to engage with the wider academic community, which resulted in unexpected further outreach outcomes. At the 16th Annual Conference of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology I presented a poster titled ‘The Attritional Mortality Myth: a catastrophic error with demography’. The poster incorporated numerous design aspects typically reserved for public engagement (interactivity, conversational language, illustrations, social media prompts, etc).
This poster generated a significant amount of discussion amongst conference delegates and was ultimately awarded the Bill White Prize for best poster. Since the conference, it has been viewed online over 20,000 times and discussion – about both the poster and the research presented – has continued on social media, blogs, and via e-mail. In presenting post-graduate level research in an accessible, engaging, and ‘un-academic’ manner, this poster opened the door to the ivory tower allowing a free-flow of information and ideas in both directions. This paper aims to demonstrate that for the betterment of our discipline we need to be both engaging… and engaged, beyond our subdisciplinary silos within archaeology.

Archaeology and Autism

Katy Bell

As someone who has worked with university students and in the field it has become obvious that increasing amounts of people who have autistic tendencies are entering both higher education and the field. Based on a paper written for my Teaching In Higher Education Certificate this paper aims to look at the reasons why archaeology as a discipline attracts those with autistic tendencies and how we can help them transcend from higher education into effective fieldworkers. This paper draws on evidence gathered from existing fieldworkers in archaeology and observation in teaching and talking to students. In addition it considers the best practice that can be adopted to help universities, units and those living with autism to succeed.

List of most of the videos (still finishing up two conference) that I have done. Easier than me trying to post one video at a time.

Archaeological Research in Progress 2013
Depicting the Dead: Faces from the Past
An Archaeological Renaissance? A Regional Review looking out from Dundee
Adding a new dimension to Dundee's medieval carves stones
DigIt! 2015
Adopt-a-Monument and Dighty Connect: A partnership project with a different approach
Medieval and Renaissance Planning at Falkland Palace: the evidence from the East Range
Monumental Iron Age Architecture in the Tay Estuary Basin
Always chasing deer: The Scottish medieval parks project
Picture this: Recent archaeological visualisation on Scotland's national forest estate
TACOS Workshop
'Big Data' projects- TACOS Workshop
Linking datasets with archives
Tomorrow's Standards Together
Profiling the profession: Skills gaps in information management
Information management professional skills training
Linked Data & heritage vocabularies
Geosemantic Technologies
The Portable Antiquities Scheme
Introduction to TACOS Workshop
TACOS Workshop Ending
Research beyond mitigation and universities – maximising the impact of community involvement
Zero Budget Archaeology in Local Authorities as Both a Service and a Research Tool
The things we think and do not say: the future of our business.
'Into the Great Wide Open? The sustainability of community archaeology in the long run'
Square pegs in round holes Fitting public archaeology into research agendas
The role of Local Government Archaeologists in translating research into practice
Community archaeology and regional research: who's best placed to deliver?
Community archaeology -- The attitudes and approaches of commercial archaeologists
Adopt-a-Monument -- Everyone's Heritage?
Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk
'Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.'
Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2013
The Wester Ross Wedigs Project
Assynt Fire and Water
Bennachie Landscapes Project
The Mavis Valley Project
The Dighty Connect Project
The Designed Landscape of Cally
Trowels and Tea-Towels: The Hidden Heritage Project
Closing Comments to Scotland's Community Heritage Conference
Introduction to the Scotland's Community Heritage Conference
CAAUK 2013
ADSeasy: Developing a system for data deposition
Practical Augmented Visualization on Handheld Devices for Cultural Heritage
Integrating excavation and analysis on urban excavations
Game Issues for Scholarly Discourse or for Public Understanding
CAAUK 2013 Introduction from Guy Hunt
Digital Tabletops & Collaborative Learning for Archaeology
Keynote: Open Archaeology
SkOSifying an Archaeological Thesaurus
The application of applications: The bump and grind of commercial archaeology
Digital documentation through laser scanning of a cultural heritage site
Cloud computing and Cultural Heritage IT
The movements of the Teuchitlán people
Can we share? -- current status for sharing heritage data online!
Digital Outreach and the Thames Discovery Programme: What Next?
Analysing and visualising the ceramiscene of Roman Nepi
Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference
A Case Study in Social Media, New Audiences and Local Museums-
Digital Audiences -- A Few Lessons from Arts Council Research
Let's Get Digital, Digital!
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: DigVentures and Flag Fen Lives
We're Tweeting But is Anyone Really Listening?
An Emerging Research Framework for Studying Public Engagement
A Preview of the Ur Project
Impact of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS)
Making it Simpler- Access, Archives and Archaeology
From Khipu Knots to Instant Tweets
The Archaeology of Digital Abandonment
The Portable Antiquities Scheme and its impact on the public
Publishing in Archaeology: Open Access and the Reward Project
Not All Archaeology is Equal
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Archaeological Apps as Interpretation Tools
Digital Artifact Ecosystems: The "Internet of Things" in Archaeology
Integrating Technology into the Trench
Vote for Me - Interactive Ways to Digitally Engage Audiences with Archaeology
The Next Generation of Archaeology Public Engagement
When digital engagement costs you nothing: making websites in minutes
Tay and Fife Archaeology 2014
Tayside and Fife, 4000-1500BC: what we know and what we need to find out
Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership: Discover the Ancient Lomonds
Scottish Churches Heritage Research
Digital reconstruction, interaction and community engagement
Archaic sculpturings to 4D Wemyss
Future Festivals and Frameworks: ScARF and Dig It! 2015
Sweetly Refined - ceramics from Dundee's Sugar House
Adding a new dimension to Dundee's carved stones
Circling the square, re-imagining the Pittentian timber circle
Pit, Pot or Cist? Bronze Age Burial Practices at Broich Road, Crief

Barriers to Participation in Archaeology Online
Adopt-a-Monument - Digital Barriers to Our Grand Plans
The Risky Business of Organisational Social Media
Archaeology Gets Inspired: Examples of Online Public Engagement From Across UCL
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Archaeology and Social Media
Barriers to Online Participation With the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2014
The Hills are Alive... Being Involved in the Living Legacy of Fife's Benarty & Lomond Hills
Fortingall Roots and the Survey of the Kirkyard
One Minute of Madness at SCHC 2014
Growing Research on Glasgow's Allotment Heritage
Raising the Bar
Eyemouth's 16th-century Fort - Back on the Map!
Restoration of the Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Closing Remarks of Scotland's Community Heritage Conference
Launch of the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards
Keil Chapel and Burial Ground

Edinburgh, Lothians, and Borders 2014
The Search for Bridgend Medieval Royal Chapel
Below the Brewery: Medieval industry in the heart of Edinburgh
The Princess, the Slave and the Weaver
Bringing Eyemouth Fort into the 21st century: co-creation and interpretation.
Leith Fort Rediscovered
Hidden history of the Scottish Borders: community archaeology in Glenrath, Peeblesshire.
Dark goings on at Cramond!
Picture this! Recent archaeological visualisation on Scotland’s national forest estate
Recent excavations and community engagement at Tantallon Castle.
Royal Scone Conference
Digital reconstruction of Scone Abbey
The Last Coronation of a King of Scots: Charles II in 1651 at Scone
At the Assembly: Elite Rituals and the Creation of Ritual Space
Finlaggan, Islay – a place for inaugurating kings
Stones and stone thrones in ‘celtic’ and non-‘celtic’ kingship across the middle ages
Cult and Kingship - Understanding the Early Pictish Royal Centre at Rhynie
Scandinavian Hill Forts – Symbolic sites for royal and common rituals
Prague Castle – Seat of the Dukes and Kings of Bohemia, Place of Their Investiture
Gamla Uppsala through a millennia – a continuous centre in constant transformation
From Charlemagne’s Royal Residence to the German Coronation Place: Aachen Palace
Charlemagne’s own palatine chapel: Perception and Development of Aachen’s Carolingian Heritage
Where to make the king (or queen): the importance of place in Scottish inaugurations and coronations
Perth/Scone and assembly government in the mid-twelfth century
‘The Kings’ Chair’ – The Royal Acclamation Tribune on Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery
Gathering the nations of early medieval Ireland
Scone Abbey: An Overview of its Portfolio of Lands, Rights, and Churches
Tynwald: Assembly, Royal Inauguration and Parliamentary Tradition on the Isle of Man

TAG 2014
The ACCORD Project
Paranoid Android? The future of archaeological research in the collaborative and digital economy
The Greatest Digital Public Archaeology Tool… that we never use.
Scaling the archaeological digital data mountain
Digital heritage interpretation and engagement
Heritage Together: The Crowd-Sourcing of Digital Photographic Data for 3D Modelling
The Unexpected Outcomes of Engaging Academics
The Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project
Archaeology and Autism
Talking to students: forums for initiatives, innovations and development
Learning by leading: working to encourage ownership in seminar settings
A Chartered profession: CIfA and the next generation
Careers and skills: bridging the gap
40 years of statistics on archaeology students: so what do we actually know?
Underwater Explorers: becoming an ambassador for underwater archaeology
Preparing for professionalism: is a degree in archaeology really enough?
Archaeology for all: the role of students
Archaeology- the Dyslexic Profession or the Profession of Dyslexics?
CAAUK 2015
Developing an integrated digital data workflow for the 100 Minories project
Plan, Features, Sections: Using NLP to remove ambiguity from Grey Literature
Exploring sustainable publication and the web: a case-study from ARK perspective
Multidisciplinary research of Iron Age sites and landscapes of Slovenia
Legacy Data – Open strategies for closed data
CBA East Midlands Boundaries Project
Geospatial Geophysics: Processing GNSS located data in python
Developing a method for a spatial correspondence analysis
What have the Romans ever done for us? Digital strategies for research syntheses & fieldwork reports
Digitised Diseases: 3D digital documentation of bone change in cases of chronic disease
Adventures in Agriculture: Experimental modelling for economic analysis
CAA 2015
Digital resources for archaeology. The contribution of the on-line projects by ISMA-CNR.
An Agent-based Model to Simulate the Balkan Neolithic Expansion
Exploring sustainable publication and the web: a case -study from the Villa Magna Project
From Lamp-light to Laser-light: Opening access to the historic and contemporary imaging of monuments
From interoperable to interoperating Geosemantic resources
The Past and Future of Open Access in Archaeology
Identification of Agent-Based Modeling elements in "Out of Africa" hypothese
Use of cartographical Open Data in the context of the project SITAN
Legacy Data - Open strategies for closed data
The Labeling System: A bottom-up approach for enriched vocabularies in the humanities
Large scale population modelling in the deep past. Issues and concerns.
The Italian Manifesto for Open Data in Archaeology (MODA)
#epicfail? Has Open Source in archaeology failed?
Adoption of innovations and expansive phenomena in the 2nd millennium BC in Europe.
Building domain-agnostic databases using design patterns
Testing the Variability Selection Hypothesis on Hominin Dispersals
How to move from Relational to Linked Open Data 5 Star – a numismatic example
What can we learn about the environmental preferences of Neanderthals and Modern Humans?
Archaeological contents: from open access to open data
Individual-based modeling of population growth and dispersal in discrete time
Archaeological science as community enterprise
From past to present: Reconciling years of Arctic archaeological data into a single visual database
Using CIDOC CRM for dynamically querying ArSol, a relational database, from the semantic web.
The Syrian Heritage Project
Modelling glacial archaeological potential in the Pennine Alps – A multidisciplinary approach
Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology
High-performance agent-based models of worldwide human dispersals
GQBWiki goes open
Using GIS and Geophysics to Examine Caesar’s Campaign against the Helvetii in 58 BC
SITAR: starting point, challenges and future development of an archaeology data sharing platform
Towards a new landscape archaeology?
Computer Graphics Techniques for Analysis
The Use of 3D Models for Intra-Site Investigation in Archaeology
pyArchInit- python for archaeology - Part II
The Opening Address of CAA 2015
Radiocarbon dates, cremations, flatgraves and the appearance of the urnfield cemeteries in Belgium
ARP 2015
SAMPHIRE: Crowd-sourcing Scottish underwater archaeology
Burnswark: Siege or no Siege?
Daily activities and resource use in Neolithic Orkney
(Re)discovering the Gaulcross Hoard and other early medieval silver
Burial in the Bronze Age: Excavations at Broich Road, Crieff
Middle Iron Age native glass toggle production of the western seaboard
New Evidence for Iron Age Burial Practice in the Western Isles
Wiggle-match dating Scottish crannogs
Living in the mountains: research on Mesolithic and Neolithic activity in the Cairngorms
The trigger for the demise of an eighteenth century drovers' inn
Suppose I ought to do something about getting that sound card Sad
From the Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference:

Margie Purser: SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary [URL=""][/URL]
Chelsea Rose- SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary
Carolyn White Introduction to SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary
Kelly Dixon: SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology
Laurie Wilkie: SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary
[/URL]James Delgado: SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary
SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology Plenary Q&A

Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minorities in Anthropology Programs
Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minorities in Anthropology Programs: Open Discussion

Urban Archaeology in the City of the Saints and the Growth of a Real Frontier City
Present in the Past: Environmental Archaeology and Public Policy
Digital Archaeological Data: An Examination Of Different Publishing Models
Finding Successful Solutions for Environmental, Engineering, Cultural Resources, and Public Relations Challenges at the Presidio of San Francisco, California
Overwhelmed with Possibilities: A Model for Urban Heritage Tourism Development
The Best Kept Secrets in Archaeology: The numbers no one knows, but everyone talks about.
The Bay of Storms and Tavern of the Seas: Risk and the Maritime Cultural Landscape of the Harbour at Cape Town
Technology and Empire: A Comparative Analysis of British and Dutch Maritime Technologies during the Napoleonic Era
Sandalwood and Starfish: A Study of the Shipwreck Brunswick (1805) and Site Formation Processes in Simons Bay
The Cape Point Maritime Cultural Landscape: Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, Baboons and Heritage Tourism in South Africa
Thomas T. Tucker: A Beached US Liberty Ship in Cape Point Nature Reserve, South Africa

Sharing Tips and Tricks for Engaging the Public- 3 minute presentations:
Becky O'Sullivan:
Bernard Means:
Build a Archaeology Site:
Elizabeth Bollwerk:
James Gibb:
Joe Bagley:
Jennifer Poulsen:
Karen Price:
Kari Jones:
Mark Freeman:
Scott Williams:
Stefan Woehlke:
Reconstructing Holocene Wetlands of Northern England: New Paleogeographic Models in the Humber Estuary
Maritime Archaeology in Albania: Connecting the Dots Along an Overlooked Coastline
Scrannying for Spidge amongst the Shipwrecks; Interviewing the Pirates of Plymouth, England.
The Newport Medieval Ship in Context: The Life and Times of a 15th Century Merchant Vessel Trading in Western Europe

Equity (Issues) for All, Historical Archaeology as a Profession in the 21st Century

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