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Archaeology InSites

Age of Stone
Age of Bronze
Age of Iron
Age of Invasion
Age of Warriors
Age of Worship
Age of Kings
Age of Clans
Age of Industry
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Age of War
This Age

This Age

In This Age we explore the modern features of Scotland's archaeological landscape. From abandoned villages which were never occupied, to one of Scotland's first purpose built Cinema's which suffered a long decline before being recently restored. Look at modern constructions through an archaeological lense and explore the meaning of heritage through the tool of community-led archaeology.

The National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh

The National Museum of Scotland, formerly known as the Royal Museum of Scotland, is a wonderfully impressive building in a city of spectacular architecture. It is remarkable on many levels: as a significant Victorian municipal building, as an inspiring public space, for the modern museum extension and for the quality of the collections housed within.

The Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'Ness, Falkirk

The Hippodrome was one of Scotland’s first purpose built cinemas and is the oldest that still survives. It opened on 11 March 1912, more than two years before the start of the First World War. Like many such buildings it suffered a long decline before becoming derelict in the 1980s. After nearly 30 years it was restored and reopened as a cinema in 2009.