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This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society (EAFS). Since its foundation in 1971 EAFS excavations and surveys have made nationally important contributions to our understanding of Edinburgh’s and South East Scotland from Mesolithic occupation at Cramond c.8600BC to the 19th and 20th century Cammo Estate. Their important work was recognised in 2002 by the award of the British Archaeological Awards Pitt Rivers Award for their work at Fast Castle. The Exhibition tells their story, highlighting their important excavations and research and show casing finds from medieval Fast Castle Scottish Borders (on loan from the NMS), Mesolithic and Roman Cramond and the 19th and 20th century Cammo Estate, the majority of which in show for the first time.

Edinburgh Archaeological Field Society 50th Anniversary

Edinburgh Archaeology Service

Archaeology Service

CECAS provides a key role in protecting Edinburgh’s Historic Environment by providing a range of services. More info
Museum of Edinburgh exterior

Museum of Edinburgh

Free entry | Donations welcome | Last entry 4.15pm

Iconic items, beautiful objects, fascinating facts and gruesome tales are waiting to be discovered in this beautiful 16th century museum. More info