Archaeology Family Fun Day

Small People Hunting for Small Bones

We were invited by Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project (EAOP) to help with their first Family Fun Day, held at Summerhall on Saturday, so naturally we did. Aisling, Campbell, Ella, Kathryn, Keziah and Nicoleta came along to help run the Fife YAC stand and to enjoy the other activities on offer (including the rather tasty looking cakes).

We brought along the horse skeleton excavated by AOC near Cromarty and some of the sieved spoil from the dovecote in Pittencrieff Park, to let people have a go at finding small animal bones. We gave away lots of YAC postcards, so hopefully there will be at least one or two new members joining the Edinburgh group.

With 224 visitors visiting Summerhall over the course of the day, we were kept busy right up till 4 o’clock closing time. All four bags of spoil were sorted by lots of potential young archaeologists at no cost to us. Interestingly, the adults were much less eager to offer free labour. Meanies!

As usual, most of the photos were taken by Aisling.

The YAC Table
The YAC Table, Spot Cassidy with the Horse Bones
Small People Hunting for Small Bones
The YAC Floor: Small People Hunting for Small Bones
Some Archaeological Science
Some Archaeological Science
Pinning Bones onto a Skeleton
Pinning Bones onto a Skeleton
Treasure in the Sands
Treasure in the Sands
More Bones
More Bones
Stone Age in a Metal Box
Archaeology Scotland’s Stone Age in a Metal Box
Bronze Age in a Box
and Bronze Age in a Steel Box
Faces Painted
Faces Painted
Loyal Face Paint
A Source of Inspiration