Dunfermline Young Archaeologists' Club

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Nominated for Category D: Young Heriage Angel Award - Best contribution by young people to a heritage project.


For the last two summers Dunfermline Young Archaeologists’ Club has contributed to the Dunfermline Abbey Graveyard Project, helping to excavate areas of the graveyard for gravestones now buried beneath the turf.  The young people have shown extraordinary commitment to the project, giving up time during the summer holiday to work long hours to contribute to an improved understanding of Dunfermline’s past and the graveyard in particular. Members have learned to excavate with trowels, to recover and process small finds, to clean stone monuments and their inscriptions.